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Acropora palmata thicket on Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Andy Bruckner, 1996Coho salmon painting, Canadian Dept of Fisheries and OceansMonk seal, C.E. BowlbyHumpback whale, Dr. Lou Herman
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Beaked Whales

  Blainville's Beaked Whale, photographed during BRS-07
Blainville's Beaked Whale
(Mesoplodon densirostris)
Photo: Ari Friedlaender,
Duke University

Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Cuvier's beaked whale
(Ziphius cavirostris)
Photo: NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center

MMPA - Beaked whales, like all marine mammals, are protected under the MMPA.
CITES Appendix II - throughout their range

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Ziphidae

Key Documents
(All documents are in PDF format.)

Title Federal Register Date
Stock Assessment Reports n/a various

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Updated: December 12, 2012

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