An illustration of the new whale species provided by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in San Diego
BBC - Earth - New whale species identified? Beaked whales aren't often sighted (credit: Tom Pusser/NPL)
This ancient whale, extinct 25 million years, was a vicious hunter, scientists figure. Though likely an ancestor of modern baleen whales, gentle giants of seas this beast had monstrous teeth and huge eyes thought to have been good for hunting.