Beaked Whale Identification Guide
Stranding Distribution
M. carlhubbsi occurs in the temperate waters of the North Pacific, with a majority of stranding records occurring along the Pacific coast of North America. The northernmost record in eastern North Pacific occurs at Prince Rupert, British Colombia ~ 54o N; southernmost record is in San Diego, California, although the southern limit of the species may not be adequately known as there are limited records along the Pacific coast of Central America. In the western North Pacific the northernmost stranding record occurs at 38o N off the eastern coast of Japan near the confluence of the cold southerly flowing Oyashio current and the warm northerly flowing Kuroshio current.
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