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Gervais’ Beaked Whale


Scientific Name:
Mesoplodon europaeus
Length:
3.7 - 5.2 m (12.1 - 17.1 ft)
Weight:
1200 kg (2645 lbs)
Status:
data deficient
Prey:
Squid, small fish and shrimp

Physical characteristics

The head is triangular. The coloration is dark gray dorsal with a pale gray belly.

Behavioral characterization

There have not been enough sightings in the wild to determine their common behavior.

Distribution

Temperate waters of North Atlantic

Population size

Unknown

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Unknown

Social system/Group size

Unknown

Major threats

Noise seems to cause stress.

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

The males have two odd protruding teeth near the tip of their beak.