So far, it has not been confirmed if Beaked whales
are indeed present in our waters as the data from the acoustic study have not yet been analysed.
Barlow (2006) used estimates of g(0) adapted from previous studies of delphinids and large whales (Barlow, 1995), sperm whales (Barlow and Sexton (2)), and beaked whales
and Kogia spp.
The thing about beaked whales
is they're very elusive," Morin (http://www.
Octopoteuthis deletron was previously reported in North Pacific Hubbs's (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi) and Hector's (Mesoplodon hectori) Beaked Whales
(Mead and others 1982, later determined to be M.
She told BBC News that beaked whales
had very high levels of the myoglobin protein in their muscles, to the point where the tissues appeared almost black.
The Blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, is known to visit the area for feeding as well as many other species of whale and dolphin including the rarely spotted Beaked Whales
Two recent studies off the Southern California coast found certain endangered blue whales and beaked whales
stopped feeding and fled from recordings of sounds similar to military sonar.
In 2000 Baird & Hooker listed deaths over the last decade of pygmy sperm whales, killer whales, manatees, beaked whales
and endless species of fish and birds due to total occlusion of the stomach by plastic debris.
A team of international researchers has documented evidence for the first time that sonar altered the behavior and movement of beaked whales
Some species of beaked whales
are known only from skeletal remains found on beaches.
The results, published online March 14 in PLoS ONE, suggest that noise-exposure limits for beaked whales
need to be lowered.
Five Gray's Beaked whales
were found stranded last week in Port Waikato beach, around 100 kilometers south of Auckland.
The waters around the islands are home to pods of huge sperm whales, northern bottlenose whales, pilot whales, Orcas and Sowerby's beaked whales
Our tally includes six sightings of large Fin Whales, three Sperm Whales, a couple of Cuvier's Beaked Whales
and 25 Long-Finned Pilot Whales.
Cookie-cutter shark bites have also been found in large numbers on Stejneger's beaked whales
(Mesoplodon stejnegeri) beached on Adak Island; these were interpreted as evidence for migration to warmer waters (Walker and Hanson, 1999).