Arnoux’s Beaked Whale
Has a pronounced beak with two sets of front teeth and a small, steep head with a bulbous melon. The coloration is dark with white scratches and scars. Has small flipper with round tips and a small, slightly hooked dorsal fin.
They may show their flukes before a deep dive and they can remain under water for about an hour. They tend to avoid ships and usually swim slowly when at the surface.
They may live close to the ice edge in summer and are likely to move away in winter.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of 6 - 10.
The biggest threat is the clima change.
The Arnoux's beaked whale is one of the largest beaked whales.