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Cuvier's beaked whale

Cuvier's beaked whale is probably the most common of all the beaked whales, and they are the most commonly seen. These whales are found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters.

Cuvier's beaked whales can grow up to 7 metres long and weigh up to 3 tons.  

Cuvier's beaked whale hotspots: The Azores, Madeira, The Falkland Islands & the Bay of Biscay.

Our thanks to Madeira Wind Birds for the image of Cuvier's beaked whale. 

 A Cuvier's beaked whale off Madeira. Copyright www.madeirawindbirds.com