Dense (Blainville’s) Beaked Whale
They habe a medium-sized round body with a small, wide dorsal fin and a low, sloping forehead. The coloration is dark gray to brownish blue on the back and whiteish gray on the bottom. They have a wrinkled skin. Males have large tusk-like teeth.
Dive times are up to 22 minutes. Little splashing is seen.
Tropical and warm waters
Sharks and killer whales.
Social system/Group size
Usually solitary, but sometimes small groups with maximum one adult male are seen.
Pollution and entanglement in fishing gear.
The erupted tusk-like teeth of adult males are sometimes covered with barnacles.