Cuvier’s Beaked whales are a rare cetacean species that can be seen occasionally seen around the islands of Madeira. This species of beaked whale is known for very deep and very long dive times. Typical dive profiles are between 1 – 2 km deep for one hour. During surface intervals between dives the Cuvier’s Beaked whales can be seen resting on the surface where they rest and oxygen load their tissues, like many deep diving cetacean species. They are typically observed around Madeira during the spring and summer months.