Gray's beaked whale

Gray's beaked whale

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Mesoplodon grayi

 

Keywords: black

The Gray's beaked whale, southern beaked whale is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Gray
A young / baby of a Gray is called a 'calf'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A Gray group is called a 'gam, pod or herd'.
Gray's beaked whale habitats
Epipelagic (0-200m) and Marine Oceanic

Facts about the Gray's beaked whale

The Gray's Beaked Whale The Gray's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi) is considered the "typical" beaked whale. (Full text)

The skull and jaws of a Gray's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon grayi, is one of the specimens recovered during the 'dig'. (Full text)

Habitat: Gray's Beaked Whale is thought to prefer cool temperate seas.

The Gray's Beaked Whale is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species] (Full text)

Habitat: Gray's Beaked Whale is thought to prefer coul temperate seas.

The conservation status of the Gray's Beaked Whale is insufficiently known to science.

Distribution Gray's beaked whale is circumglobal in temperate waters of the southern hemisphere, with specimen records from Argentina (Tierra del Fuego, Chubut, and Buenos Aires), Falkland Islands / lslas Malvinas, Cape Province in South Africa, 31°S, 47°E, in the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales,

The Gray's beaked whale is mostly gray, with white patches found in the genital region and beak becoming white in adults.

The long-held view on the occurrence of Gray’s beaked whale is that it covers a circumglobal distribution in temperate or cold temperate waters of the southern hemisphere between 30º and 45º (e. (Full text)

Source - The Australian newspaper FACT FILE - Gray's beaked whale - mesoplodon Grayi The Gray's beaked whale is a toothed whale - growing to between 4.

Conservation status Gray's beaked whales are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 Red List.

Gray's beaked whales are seen mostly as singles or pairs; however, there is one record of a mass stranding of 28 of these whales. (Full text)

Gray's beaked whales are now rarely seen alive in New Zealand's waters.

Description: Male Gray's beaked whales are difficult to identify at sea but not impossible.

Gray’s Beaked whales are not commonly seen near the shore.

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