TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed
FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater
HABITAT: Temperate waters of North Pacific. West coast of US and off Japan.
LENGTH (maximum): 16Ft
WEIGHT (maximum): 3,300 lbs
RELATIVE SPECIES: Andrew’s, Gray’s, Baird’s Beaked Whales
NEIGHBORING SPECIES: Ginko-toothed whale, Stejneger’s
THREATS: Whaling in Japan, Bycatch
DIET: Squid and fish
MANNER OF FEEDING: Deep foraging
BEHAVIOR: Males are very aggressive with one another. They are covered in scars. Inconspicuous
LIFE SPAN: Unknown
- Has a white spot on the top of its melon, looking like a cap.
- One of the few beaked whales that is hunted for meat.
- More scarring than other whales.
- Knopf, Alfred A. Guide to Marine Mammals of the World.Random House. 2002