Pamela M. Willis and Robin W. Baird
Aquatic Mammals 24:21-25. 1998.
Summary: Sightings and strandings of beaked whales from British Columbia were compiled. A total of 42 records were compiled, 21 of Cuvier's beaked whales (18 strandings, one sighting, one incidental catch), seven Hubbs' beaked whales (all strandings), five Stejneger's beaked whales (all strandings), four Baird's beaked whales (three sightings and one stranding), and six records where species could not be confirmed. One of the stranded animals identified only to the genus Mesoplodon was an approximately 2-m long animal with erupted teeth in the middle of the mandibles. This combination of features does not match the description of any known species of Mesoplodon. The only incidental catch record was of a Cuvier's beaked whale killed in a fishery for flying squid in offshore waters. A 30.4-cm fetus was recovered from a pregnant Hubbs' beaked whale which stranded on 2 October 1992.
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