Blainville's beaked whales are thought to have the widest distribution of all the beaked whales. They are also one of the commonest of the beaked whales, although they are still rarely sighted due to their preference for deep water.
Body length: 4.5-6m, Weight: 1 tonne.
Blainville's beaked whales have a dark upper surface and are paler underneath. They are covered in blotches and scarring, and the male has huge, horn-like teeth. They have a thick beak, prominent dorsal fin and a flattened forehead.
Blainville's beaked whales live in all tropical and warm temperate seas.
They feed on squid.
Blainville's beaked whales live in groups of 1-6.
Blainville's beaked whales are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 Red List.