Toothed Whales

Cuviers Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Ziphius cavirostrisOther Names: Goose-Beaked Whale, Cuvier’s Whale, Goosebeak Whale Although the Cuvier’s Beaked Whale is not often observed out at sea, it seems to be one of the most abundant...

Hectors Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon hectoriOther Names: New Zealand Beaked Whale, Skew-Beaked Whale Known for its very small head, the Hector’s Beaked Whale actually has the smallest skull of any of the Mesoplodons. They...

Hubbs Beaked Whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon carlhubbsiOther Names: Arch-Beaked Whale This distinctive whale is rather easy to identify out at sea. They have a clear white, raised cap on the tops of their heads around...

Long Finned Pilot Whale

Scientific Name: Globicephala melasOther Names: Pothead Whale, Atlantic Pilot Whale, Longfin Pilot Whale, Caaing Whale The Long-Finned Pilot Whale remains an abundant species, despite having been hunted quite extensively in times past....

Pygmy Killer Whale

cientific Name: Feresa attenuataOther Names: Slender Blackfish, Slender Pilot Whale Although the Pygmy Killer Whale is, technically, found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, it is rarely seen in the...

Northern Bottlenose Whale

Scientific Name: Hyperoodon ampullatusOther Names: Steephead, North Atlantic Bottlenosed Whale, Flathead, Bottlehead The Northern Bottlenose Whale is distinctive for its colouring and characteristic beak shape. Because it is curious and will easily...
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