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Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)
Family: Ziphiidae
Order: Cetacea
English: North Atlantic bottlenose whale
French: Hyperoodon boréale
Spanish: Ballena morro de botella
German: Dögling, Nördlicher Entenwal (There's a German version of this page!)
Norwegian: Nebbhval, Andehval (There's a Norwegian version of this page!)
Migration: partial
Regions: Europe, North America, North Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

 distributionmap of Hyperoodon ampullatus 

“Evidence from whaling suggests that northern bottlenose whales migrate north in spring and south in the fall; however, evidence for this is weak and this migration may actually represent a migration of whaling vessels. Stomach contents of stranded animals indicate that both northern and southern bottlenose whales travel over long distances (ca. 1000 km), although it is not known if these movements are routine. Individuals routinely return to the Gully after spending time outside the canyon, and bottlenose whales are found in the Gully year round.”
(Gowans S, 2002, Bottlenose Whales - Hyperoodon ampullatus and H. planifrons, In: Encyclopedia of marine mammals, Perrin WF, Würsig B, Thewissen JGM (eds), 128-129, Academic Press, San Diego)

More about whales and dolphins from:
Riede, K. (2001): Global Register of Migratory Species. Weltregister wandernder Tierarten. (p. 64-68)

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(Last update: 13.7.2007 by A. Tappenhölter)