Andrews' Beaked Whale
Sierra Handbook of Whales and Dolphins
The Andrews' Beaked Whale, or Mesoplodon bowdoini is 4.4 to 4.5 meters in length and weighs up to 2.6 tons. It has 1 pair of teeth in the middle of its lower jaw and that can possibly protruded outside of its mouth but most likly only in adult males. Its teeth are larger than the Gray's Beaked Whale. It appearently is fairly uniformly dark grey on its back, with lightening flanks to pale grey on its belly. But this creature is rarely seen and its coloration could vary. It has been reported seen 11 times, with the records being only from temperate Indian and Pacific Oceans. The strandings are mainly from New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, and Kerguelen Island, but is has also been recorded in Japan waters. The population size of this shy creature is unknown.
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