Beaked Whale Identification Guide
Stranding Distribution
The majority of stranding records for this species occur in the western North Atlantic along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Strandings have occurred to a lesser extent in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Despite its name, only a few specimens have stranded in European waters. Other eastern Atlantic stranding locations include the Canary Islands and Guinea-Bissau. South Atlantic Ocean records are reported from Namibia, Brazil and Ascension Island. It appears to prefer the deeper waters of the tropical and warm temperate Atlantic.
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