How much does a tropical bottlenose whale weigh?

2,200 kgAdult
Tropical bottlenose whale/Mass

What are the 3 main types of Cetacea?

Cetaceans are divided into three main groups or sub-orders, one of which is extinct: the archaeoceti (the archaeocetes or ancient whales, which are extinct), mysticeti (the mysticetes or baleen whales) and odontoceti (the odontocetes or toothed whales).

Is a dolphin a cetacean?

Cetaceans (order Cetacea) are an entirely aquatic order of mammals comprising the whales, the dolphins, and the porpoises.

What is the friendliest whale in the ocean?

Possibly the world’s friendliest whale, grey whales are found along the coast of North America where they make the 12,400 round trip between Alaska and Mexico each year.

Which is the most northerly whale?

Northern bottlenose whale

Northern bottlenose whale
Family: Ziphiidae
Genus: Hyperoodon
Species: H. ampullatus
Binomial name

Is there such thing as a bottlenose whale?

Bottlenose whale, any of five species of beaked whales distinguished by a bulbous forehead that drops sharply to the base of the beak. All inhabit deep offshore waters and eat squid, fish, and various bottom-dwelling animals.

What is the term when a whale raises its head above the water to look around?

Another common behavior in whales is spyhopping. When spyhopping, a whale raises its head above the water’s surface to look around for a few seconds. The most spectacular kind of whale behavior—and one that is often seen in humpback whales—is breaching.

What is the largest cetacean?

blue whale
That distinction goes to the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the largest animal on Earth. The orca’s (Orcinus orca) size of up to 31 feet (9.4 meters) makes it the largest dolphin.

Are dolphins smarter than humans?

Are dolphins smarter than humans? Current tests for intelligence indicate that dolphins do not possess the same cognitive abilities as humans and are thus not the “smarter” species. Like humans, dolphins possess the ability to beneficially alter their surroundings, solve problems, and form complex social groups.

What is the rarest whale?

spade-toothed whale
Based on its scarcity, only two intact animals having been seen in the last 140 years, the spade-toothed whale is the world’s rarest whale.

Is a whale friendly?

In fact, most whales eat a diet consisting of fish, krill, and other small creatures (not mammals). From a historical perspective, whales do appear to be non-aggressive. Their relatives, the dolphin’s species, tend to be very friendly and curious towards humans, often displaying a desire to greet and meet people.

What is the lifespan of a bowhead whale?

Lifespan & Reproduction Based on the recovery of stone harpoon tips from harvested bowheads, it is evident that bowhead whales live well over 100 years. However, new techniques allow for more precise estimation of bowhead whale age, and studies suggest they may live to be over 200 years old.