Sowerby's beaked whale

Sowerby's beaked whale

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SPECIES
Mesoplodon bidens
WEIGHT
1000-1300 kg
LENGTH
5-5.5 m

Sowerby's beaked whale, also known as the North Atlantic or North Sea beaked whale, is a species of toothed whale. It was the first mesoplodont whale to be described. James Sowerby, an English naturalist and artist, first described the species in 1804 from a skull obtained from a male that had stranded in the Moray Firth, Scotland, in 1800. He named it bidens, which derives from the two teeth present in the jaw, now known to be a very common feature among the genus.

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Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
12 months
BABY CARRYING
1

References

1. Sowerby's beaked whale Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sowerby's_beaked_whale
2. Sowerby's beaked whale on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13241/50363686

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