Longman’s (Indo-Pacific) Beaked Whale
Has a long beak and a prominent melon. The dorsal fin is more prominent than in any other beaked whales. The coloration is blueish-gray with light patterns on the sides and on the head.
Usually travel at the surface. They are often seen to bring their head and beak far out of the water. The dive times range between 11 and 33 minutes.
Western Pacific and tropical Indian Ocean
Estimates: Hawaii: 1,000; Eastern Tropical Pacific: 300
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of up to 100. Sometimes they mix with pilot whales, spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.
Until 2003, every information on this species was derived from only two skulls