Baird’s Beaked Whale
Has a prominent beak and a small, round dorsal fin.
Northwest and northeast Pacific
They migrate offshore in winter.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of 5 - 20. They often assemble in larger, thight groups when drifting along the surface. One possible reason is safety, and sometimes it can be observed, that the young are in the middle of these groups.
Hunting and overfishing are the major threats. In Japan, they also suffer from heavy boat traffic.
The most caught in huntings are males.