• The scientific name Mesoplodon densirostris is derived from the Latin words densus for "thick" or "dense" and rostrum for "beak."• The erupted tusk-like teeth of adult males are sometimes covered with barnacles.
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"Blainsville's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris). NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/beakedwhale_blainvilles.htm. Accessed on 23 Jan 2014.
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