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