Sowerby's beaked whale

Sowerby's beaked whale

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


Keywords: black

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

Facts about the Sowerby's beaked whale

World Range & HabitatBased on data collected from strandings, The North Atlantic beaked whale, Mesoplodon bidens, is found in temperate and subartic waters in the eastern and western North Atlantic.

The Sowerby's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bidens) is the most northerly of all beaked whales.

De gewone spitssnuitdolfijn (Mesoplodon bidens), is een soort die als dwaalgast slechts incidenteel in onze wateren opduikt.

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

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

" The Sowerby's beaked whale is considered the most northern species. (Full text)

Description The Sowerby's Beaked Whale is a small toothed whale with blue-black upper parts and under parts that are blue-grey with light spots. (Full text)

Although still only rarely sighted at sea, Sowerby's Beaked Whale is known from a number of photographs and close encounters.

Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens Little is known of the beaked whales and Sowerby's beaked whale is no exception.

Description & Fascinating FactsThe North Atlantic beaked whale, Mesoplodon bidens, (aka Sowerby's beaked whale) is a slender cetacean that measures between 4-5 m in length and weighs between 900-1,100 kg.

The Sowerby's beaked whale is considered the most northern species.

As Sowerby's beaked whale is rarely seen, behaviour is difficult to report.

Reports suggest that Sowerby's beaked whales are preyed upon by larger carnivorous whales such as orcas.

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

Sowerby's Beaked Whales are believed to be unobtrusive in their behaviour and generally shy of boats.

Weight-- Lifespan-- Sowerby's Beaked whales are very rare. (Full text)

When they are born, Sowerby's beaked whales are between 2.

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