Strap-Toothed (Layard’s) Beaked Whale
The body is robust and spindle shaped and has a small dorsal fin, small flippers, and a fluke with pointed tips.
They have been seen floating at the surface and sometimes breaching. They break the surface of the water at a steep angle, beak first.
Cold waters around the coasts of Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina
Unknown, but possibly killer whales
Unknown, but seasonal strandings in different areas suggest migration.
Social system/Group size
In males, two of their teeth are especially well developed, sometimes reaching 30 cm in length.