CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALE

 

(Ziphiuscavirostris)

Not one of the most familiar whales but nonetheless fascinating. It normally lives in the Ligurian Sea, where it is commonly found in underwater valleys or canyons. Like the sperm whale it dives deeply to feed on squid that it swallows whole because it has no teeth. Only the male has two teeth, in the front of the jaw, useful, it seems for fighting and mating.

MAX LENGTH: 7,5 m.

MAX WEIGHT: 3 ton.

DIVE TIME: 40 min.

DIVE DEPTH: -1000 m.

MAX AGE: 36 years.