Beaked whales

Beaked whales

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae


Animals in the family Ziphiidae

Northern bottlenose whale
Hector's beaked whale
Cuvier's beaked whale
Facts about the family Ziphiidae, the beaked whales

Main Entry: ziphiidae ziphiidae is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

The beaked whale family Ziphiidae is the second largest family of whales and the least known (Figure 1).

(additional references)Top Crosswords: ZiphiidaeNon-English Usage: "Ziphiidae" is also a word in the following language with English translations in parentheses.

An interesting fact about beaked whales is the meanings behind their Latin scientific names.

“Studying beaked whales is like observing living dinosaurs,” says Ken Balcomb of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS). (Full text)

What is so incredible about the Unidentified Beaked Whales is that in all of our research we can only find 30 other reported sightings, and yet we have now seen them twice.

Characteristics The most remarkable feature of beaked whales is the teeth of the males: their

Discovering Whales - The Beaked Whales The Superfamily Ziphioidea - Family Ziphiidae Beaked Whales The beaked whales are medium-sized whales with a distinct beak extending from the skull in all but the Gray's and Shepherd's beaked whales which have extra rows of tiny teeth erupting in both sexes. (Full text)

The beaked whales are the least known group of whales.

Beaked whales are notoriously difficult to identify.

Discovering Whales - Baird's Beaked Whale Baird's Beaked Whale (Berardius bairdii) Beaked whales are the least known of all cetaceans. (Full text)

Bairds Beaked Whale Beaked whales are the least known of all cetaceans.

Baird's Beaked Whales are easily distinguishable from the Bottlenose Whales as the latter have a smaller and less pronounced beak, and a more prominant dorsal.

Baird's Beaked Whales are found annually in Monterey Bay, usually in summer and fall. (Full text)

By Susan Scott Beaked whales are around but they keep a low profile (Full text)

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