Occurrence of Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) at Guadalupe Island, Mexico, from 2006 through 2009

Gustavo Cárdenas-Hinojosa, Mauricio Hoyos-Padilla and Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho

 

Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals 10(1): 38-47, 2015.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5597/lajam00192

 

Abstract

 

Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) is the most widely distributed species of beaked whale, with a cosmopolitan distribution throughout almost all temperate, subtropical and tropical waters of the world as well as sub-polar and even polar waters in some areas (Heyning, 1989; MacLeod and D’Amico, 2006). Globally, it may also be the most abundant species of beaked whale within the family Ziphiidae (Heyning, 1989). However, there is little information on local distribution in many areas around the world.

 

Keywords

 

Habitat Use, Occurrence, Cuvier´s beaked whales, Guadalupe Island

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