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Hubb’s Beaked Whale


Scientific Name:
Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
Length:
5.4 m (17.7 ft)
Weight:
1500 kg (3300 lbs)
Status:
data deficient
Prey:
Squid and fish

Physical characteristics

They have a moderate beak and fairly large teeth. The coloration is dark gray to black.

Behavioral characterization

Due to the infrequency of sightings, their behavior is mostly unknown.

Distribution

North Pacific, limited to Japan, British Columbia and California

Population size

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Unknown

Social system/Group size

Unknown

Major threats

Are hunted in Japan, but not often caught.

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

So far, there was only one prooved sighting of this whale in the wild.