Blainville's Beaked Whale
About the Species
Blainville's beaked whales, sometimes known as the "dense-beaked whale," are little known members of the beaked whale family. They are found in tropical and temperate oceans throughout the world. Blainville's beaked whales are a deep water species, found mostly at depths of 3,300 feet.
Blainville's beaked whales, like all marine mammals, are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting Blainville’s beaked whales. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
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