Beaked Whale Identification Guide
Stranding Distribution
Found in the western North Atlantic from 70oN in the Davis Straight to as far south as North Carolina, but the two main centers of distribution appear to be off Nova Scotia and in the Davis Strait in northern Labrador.

Eastern North Atlantic strandings are concentrated around the British Isles though distribution extends latitudinally between 45oN to 77oN with strandings reported along the north European coastlines, western Spitzbergen, and the east coast of Greenland. Outlying strandings have occurred in the Mediterranean and the northwest African coast. Largely a deep water animal, it is seldom found in waters of less than 1000 meters.
NMNH | Vertebrate Zoology | Marine Mammal Program | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | Contact Us | Copyright ©2007 Smithsonian Institution