hyperoodon ampullatus

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hyperoodon ampullatusHyperoodon ampullatus
(Northern bottlenose whale)

Scientific name: Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)
Popular names: Northern bottlenose whale
Danish name: Døgling, andehval, næbhval

Family: Ziphiidae (Beaked whales)

Distribution: Endemic to the North Atlantic Ocean
Observation site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Adult size: 9.8 m / 5.8 - 7.5 ton
Calve size: ~ 3.5 m / ~ 300 kg