Predicting key habitat and potential distribution of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon
ampullatus) in the northwest Atlantic ocean.
Other marine mammal interactions of note occurred with a killer whale, unidentified beaked whales (family Ziphiidae), a pygmy or dwarf sperm whale (Kogia spp.), a northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon
ampullatus), and two baleen whales (Table 2).
NAME: Northern bottle-nosed whaleCLASS: Mammalia: MammalsORDER: Cetacea: WhalesFAMILY: Ziphiidae: Beaked WhalesSCIENTIFIC NAME: Hyperoodon
ampullatusDIET: Squid, fishSIZE: 7.3m to 10m (24ft to 33 ft)CONSERVATION STATUS: VulnerableHABITAT: deep offshore watersRANGE: Arctic Ocean, Northern Atlantic Ocean
The worldwide population of Hyperoodon
Ampullatus is not known, but they are thought to have been seriously depleted by heavy whaling activity during the last century.