Cuvier's beaked whale, goose-beaked whale
Their beak is shaped like that of a goose, hence their alternative name - goose-beaked whale. They are possibly the most abundant beaked whale.
Body length: 5.5-7m, Weight: 2-3 tonnes.
Cuvier's beaked whales vary in colour from black, brown and white. They have long, circular scars and usually have a pale head. The mouthline is short and upturned, and the head is the shape of a goose beak. They have small teeth at the tip of the jaw.
Cuvier's beaked whales live in all oceans, in both tropical and temperate regions.
They feed on squid and fish.
This species lives in groups of 1-10.
Cuvier's beaked whales are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 Red List. The global threats that they face are not fully understood, but they are likely to include hunting, prey depletion, pollution and entanglement in nets.