Blainville’s beaked whale

  • Blainville's Beaked Whale

    Mesoplodon densirostris

We mainly meet them in the summertime, although observation is rare when compared to other species. Usually, they feel safer deeper, especially when boats are around. 

Relatively small, only about 4,5 meters long. Long and slim, the colour of the body can change from dark grey to black with a white belly. Their head ends with a beak and males present a pair of teeth on the lower jaw.  

Blainville’s beaked whales are calm and shy but we love them just the same!