Toothed Whales

Arnouxs Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Berardius arnuxiiOther Names: Southern Giant Bottlenose Whale, Southern Four-toothed Whale, New Zealand Beaked Whale, Southern Beaked Whale, Arnux’s Beaked Whale, Southern Porpoise Whale. There is little known about this elusive...

Andrews Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon bowdoiniOther Names: Deepcrest Beaked Whale, Splay-toothed Beaked Whale, Bowdoin’s Beaked Whale The Andrew’s Beaked Whale is one of the least known whale species in existence. In fact, it has...

Toothed Whales

Toothed whales are, by definition, characterised by having teeth as opposed to baleen plates, which act as filters for small food items. They belong to the Odonteceti suborder, which refers to...

Grays Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon grayiOther Names: Scamperdown Whale, Southern Beaked Whale The male Gray’s Beaked Whale is distinguished by a straight mouth-line, white beak and two triangular teeth that erupt out of the...

Ginkgo Toothed Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon ginkgodensOther Names: Ginkgo Beaked Whale, Japanese Beaked Whale There is not much known about the Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale. Its name hails from the Japanese Ginkgo Tree, which has leaves...

False Killer Whale

Scientific Name: Pseudorca crassidensOther Names: Pseudorca, False Pilot Whale This inquisitive whale is uncommon but, in waters in which it lives, it is known to approach boats. It is active and playful,...
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