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Hector’s Beaked Whale


Scientific Name:
Mesoplodon hectori
Length:
4.3 m (14.1 ft)
Weight:
1800 kg (4000 lbs)
Status:
data deficient
Prey:
Squid.

Physical characteristics

The coloration is dark grey to brown with pale grey undersides. The males have a white beak and foreheads with a small triangular tooth on either side of the lower jaw near the tip.

Behavioral characterization

Unknown

Distribution

Lives in the cold temperature waters of the southern Hemisphere worldwide.

Population size

Unknown

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Unknown

Social system/Group size

Usually seen in pairs.

Major threats

Unknown

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

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