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Supplemental Information

S1. Underwater video of True´s beaked whales recorded off the Azores by R. Edler within the Master Mint program (Sighting 1, Azores, Table 1)

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1785v1/supp-1

S2. Gervais´ beaked whales in a group of four whales breaching repetitively in the Canary Islands, recorded by Roland Gockel (M.E.E.R.)

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1785v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors have not competing interests regarding this work.

Author Contributions

Natacha Aguilar de Soto conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Vidal Martín performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Monica Silva performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Roland Edler performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Cristel Reyes performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Manuel Carrillo performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Agustina Schiavi performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Talia Morales performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Belen García-Ovide performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Anna Sanchez-Mora performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Nerea Garcia-Tavero performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Lisa Steiner performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Michael Scheer performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Roland Gockel performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Dylan Walker performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Enrico Villa performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Petra Szlama performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Emma Carroll conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Data were gathered from stranded whales with permits from the governments of the Azores and of El Hierro (Canary Islands). Authorization numbers were Permit nº 4/CN/2004, issued by Environment Directorate of the Azores and Authorization 7021/12_dic_2012 issued by the Cabildo of El Hierro.

Further data are sightings in the wild collected from permitted platforms of opportunity (whale watching boats and ferries). These did not require institutional permits for scientific data collection.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Data were gathered from stranded whales with permits from the governments of the Azores and of the Canary Islands

DNA Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of DNA sequences:

Accession numbers will be uploaded to GenBank prior to publication

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The only raw data are the photographs and video.

Funding

Stranding data collection in the Canary Islands was funded by the Canary Islands Government, while in Azores it was funded by FCT and FRCT, through TRACE-PTDC/MAR/74071/2006 and MAPCET-M2.1.2/F/012/2011 [FEDER, COMPETE, QREN European Social Fund, and Proconvergencia Açores/EU Program]. MAS is supported by an FCT-Investigator contract [funded by POPH, QREN European Social Fund and the Portuguese Ministry for Science and Education]. ELC is supported by a Newton International Fellowship from the Royal Society of London. NAS was funded during data collection of this work by the EU-FP7 Marie Curie project SOUNDMAR and she is currently funded by project ECOSOUND within the Horizon 2020 EU program. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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