Beaked Whale Identification Guide
Cetacean Stranding Database
(Via Division of Mammals Collection Database)

This site was created with the generous support of the
Marine Mammal Commission and Smithsonian Photographic Services
Lateral view of the head of an adult male Ziphius
Welcome! This guide is designed to help individuals identify stranded beaked whales based upon geography, external features, and characteristics of the skull.

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Lateral view of a stranded M. stejnegeri
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