The first recorded Gervais' beaked whale was found floating in the English Channel in the 1840s.
Body length: 4.5-5.2m, Weight: 1-2 tonnes.
Gervais' beaked whales have a dark upper-surface, and light under-surface. They have a prominent, narrow beak, a slightly bulging forehead, white patches on the belly and a small dorsal fin. The teeth are visible.
Gervais' beaked whales live in the sub-tropical and warm temperate regions of the N Atlantic (mainly Western).
They feed on squid.
Gervais' beaked whales live in groups of 2-6.
They are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 Red List.