Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
Cuvier’s beaked whale seems to be one of the most abundant of the otherwise little known beaked whales. It is seldom sighted close to mainland shores and is known mostly from strandings. Cuvier’s beaked whale appears to be quite cosmopolitan, with broad range in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. No two individuals look the same because of the great variation in colour, which vary according to location, age and sex.