Stejneger's beaked whale

Stejneger's beaked whale

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

 

Keywords: black

The Bering sea beaked whale, saber-toothed whale, stejneger's 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 Stejneger
A young / baby of a Stejneger is called a 'calf'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A Stejneger group is called a 'gam, pod or herd'.
Stejneger's beaked whale habitats
Epipelagic (0-200m) and Marine Oceanic

Facts about the Stejneger's beaked whale

Bering Sea Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon stejnegeri is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Data Deficient .

Stejneger's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, cetacean.

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

Stejneger's Beaked Whale Stejneger's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, cetacean.

Biology and Behaviour Stejneger's Beaked Whale is inconspicuous at sea and seldom seen alive.

Stejneger's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon stejnegeri Although one of the largest of the beaked whales, Stejneger's beaked whale is also one of the most obscure, and is the least known of the beaked whales found in Canadian waters.

Stejneger's beaked whales are brown/grey/black bodied.

Stejneger's beaked whales are found in continental slope and oceanic waters of the North Pacific Basin, from southern California, north to the Bering Sea, and south to the Sea of Japan. (Full text)

Threats Several Stejneger's beaked whales are known to have been taken in salmon driftnets off Japan, and there have probably been occasional direct catches of this species off Japan and possibly elsewhere (Jefferson et al.

stejnegeri AKA: Bering Sea, saber-toothed or North Pacific beaked whale Stejneger's beaked whales are brownish with light gray to white undersides, the head generally lighter than (Full text)

Description: Stejneger's beaked whales are not seen at sea very often.

Geographical Distribution: Stejneger's beaked whales are found in continental slope and oceanic waters of the North Pacific Basin, from southern California, north to the Bering Sea, and south to the Sea of Japan.

It was assumed that Stejneger's beaked whales are present year round in the Gulf of Alaska gyre because there is no seasonality to the strandings.

Threats Several Stejneger's beaked whales are known to have been taken in salmon driftnets off Japan, and there have probably been occasional direct (Full text)

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