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Gray's Beaked Whale
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Mesoplodon grayi
Family Name:
Ziphiidae
Size:
14 ft 9" - 18ft 6"
Weight:
1-1.5 tons
Color:
dark bluish grey, brownish grey or black on the upper side,underside or belly is pale grey with white or yellow spots on underside and sides.
Diet:
Squid
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Gray's Beaked Whale

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Gray's Beaked Whale Description
  Male Gray's beaked whales are difficult to identify at sea but not impossible. They have a telltale long, white, slender beak, straight mouthline as well as a white forehead. Males also have two small teeth set back from the tip of the beak which can be seen when the mouth is closed. Both the male and the female have rows of tiny teeth set in the gum of the upper jaw behind the main teeth. Their bodies are a dark bluish grey, brownish grey or black on the upper side, whilst the underside or belly is pale grey with white or yellow spots on underside and sides.  
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