Stejneger's beaked whale

Stejneger's beaked whale

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SPECIES
Mesoplodon stejnegeri
LENGTH
3-7 m

Stejneger's beaked whale, also known as the Bering Sea beaked whale or the saber-toothed whale, is a relatively unknown member of the genus Mesoplodon inhabiting the northern North Pacific Ocean. Leonhard Hess Stejneger collected the type specimen on Bering Island in 1883, from which Frederick W. True provided the species' description in 1885. In 1904, the first complete skull was collected, which confirmed the species' validity. The most noteworthy characteristic of the males is the very large, saber-like teeth, hence the name.

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Distribution

Geography

Stejneger's beaked whale habitat map

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BABY CARRYING
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References

1. Stejneger's beaked whale Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stejneger's_beaked_whale
2. Stejneger's beaked whale on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13252/50367496

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