Southern Bottlenose Whale
The coloration is metallic gray with a pale underside. White scratches and scars are seen often.
After each dive, they surface and breath with blowings every 30 to 40 seconds.
Cirsumpolar in the southern hemisphere, between 57° and 70° S.
Estimated around 600,000
They migrate to cold Antarctic waters in summer.
Social system/Group size
Mostly in groups of up to 10.
They are hunted by Russian whalers and known to be threatened by entanglement in fishing gear in the Tasman Sea.
They can dive for over an hour to depths over 1,000 m.