Gray's beaked whale
Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Mesoplodon grayi
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 GrayA 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'.
CountriesArgentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Comoros, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Uruguay
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 Grayâ€™s beaked whale is that it covers a circumglobal distribution in temperate or cold temperate waters of the southern hemisphere between 30Âº and 45Âº (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.
Grayâ€™s Beaked whales are not commonly seen near the shore.More animals beginning with G