Hubbs' beaked whale

Hubbs' beaked whale

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SPECIES
Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
WEIGHT
1500 kg
LENGTH
4.3-6.15 m

Hubbs' beaked whale was initially thought to be an Andrews' beaked whale when discovered by ichthyologist Carl Hubbs; however, it was named in his honor when it was discovered to be a new species. This species has the typical dentition found in the genus, but its main outstanding features are a white "cap" on the head and very extensive scarring. The species is known from 31 strandings, a few at-sea sightings, and observations of two stranded whales that were kept in captivity for 16-25 days.

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Distribution

Geography

Hubbs' beaked whale habitat map

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Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
12 months
BABY CARRYING
1

References

1. Hubbs' beaked whale Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubbs'_beaked_whale
2. Hubbs' beaked whale on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13243/50364109

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