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Southern Bottle-nosed Whale learn more about names for this taxon

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IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Range Description

Southern bottlenose whales have a circumpolar distribution in the southern Hemisphere, south of about 30S (Mead 1989; Jefferson et al. 1993). Most sightings are from about 57S to 70S. There are known areas of concentration between 58S and 62S in the Atlantic and eastern Indian Ocean sectors of their range. They are found in Antarctic waters during the summer.

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