Baird's Beaked Whale
The Baird's Beaked Whale, Northern Giant Bottlenose Whale, North Pacific Bottlenose Whale, Giant Four-toothed Whale, Northern Four-toothed Whale, North Pacific Four-toothed Whale, or Berardius bairdii is 10.7 to 12.8 meters in length and weighs up to 11 to 15 tons. At birth it's weight is unknown and is a length of 4.5 meters. It has 2 pair of teeth in the front of it's lower jaw that protrude outside of it's mouth. It is seen in both adult males and females. Coloration is dark gray with light to white fins and white and light tan spots and scars that cover it's body randomly (spots however are mostly found on its belly). They are a common beaked whale and can be found around the Aleutian Islands to California, Vancouver, Canada, to Japan and Hawaii. Coloration is light to dark gray with white to lighter colored scars and spots. It is known to travel in large groups of up to 30 and they may split in small groups for short period. Their diet is mostly made up of small fish, shrimp, and squid or octupus. The population size is unknown. Though it is unknown what threaten them, small numbers of Baird's Beaked Whales have been hunted off the Boso Peninsula in Japan, for several hunderd years. In the present, 40 to 60 are taken annually under a government quota system.
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