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beaked whale

n.
Any of various toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, having a beaklike snout and a small dorsal fin.

beaked′ whale′


n.
any of several toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
family Hyperodontidae, family Ziphiidae, Hyperodontidae, Ziphiidae - beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae
bottlenose whale, bottle-nosed whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus, bottlenose - northern Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead
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Bryde's Whales or Tropical Whales, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales, Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Pygmy Killer Whales, Melon-Headed Whales and False Killer Whale are the famous types of whales that visit Omani waters.
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The estimates of g(0) by Barlow (2015) were relative to a value of 1 at a Beaufort sea state of 0 for most species or species groups considered, with the exception of the Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) and Mesoplodon spp.
Morin, a molecular geneticist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, initially thought the carcass was a Baird's beaked whale, which are fairly common in the area and sometimes wash in, dead, with the tide.
Summary: A rare beaked whale was seen off the coast of Lebanon, environmental organization GreenArea announced Monday.
The researchers also attempted to use underwater acoustic detection technology to hear the calls of an unknown species of the beaked whale, but even after hours of tracking them, the team never saw the creatures.
Now, paleontologists have tapped a fossil from the most precisely dated beaked whale in the world--and the only stranded whale ever found so far inland on the African continent--to pinpoint for the first time a date when East Africa's mysterious elevation began.
LUCENA CITY -- A 500-kilogram Longman's beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus), one of the rarest whale species, has been found dead on the shoreline of General Nakar town in Quezon province.
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From 1942 to 2010 there were 23 reported strandings of Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Ziphius cavirostris (Odontoceti: Ziphiidae), in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington), and 25 reported strandings in California between 1982 and 2010 (Moore and Barlow 2013).
Last month another extremely rare Longman's beaked whale was reported by WWFPakistan which was successfully released in the sea.
First record of the Blainville's beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville, 1817, (Cetacea: Ziphidae), in the eastern South Pacific.