Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Whales of the World
Cuvier's Beaked Whale, or Ziphius cavirostris, is not found in polar waters. They can reach a maximum length of 7.5 meters. Baby Cuvier Beaked whales weigh 250 kilograms, whereas adults weigh 2 to 3 tons. This is one of the most abundant of the beaked whales. No two whales look alike because of the color variations. It could be mistaken for the white, bottlenose and minke whales. They have creamy white forehead, beak, and chin. They hav etwo small teeth that are just visible when their mouth is closed. They have long, white scars on sides and upper side. The color of these animals vary depending upon location, sex, and age. These animals normally avoid boats. Their dives last typically 20 to 40 minutes. When they are swimming fast, they may expose their head. They are usually alone or in very small groups. They enjoy eating squid, fish, and octopus. Females become sexually mature at an average length of 6 meters, and males at 5.5 meters. The baby whales are born at an average length of 2.7 meters. They travel in schools of 3 to 10 animals. These whales are capable of living for 35 years. These whales are found mostly in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas and the Sea of Japan.
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