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Hubbs Beaked Whale Skull measures 32.8 inches. Hubbs Beaked Whale Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Mesoplodon carlhubbsi is the scientific name. California Academy of Science specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, beach home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi has the typical dentition found in the genus, but its main outstanding features are a white “cap” on the head and very extensive scarring.
Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi has a light ventral surface and a mid-ventral portion grading from white to medium gray dorsally. The dorsal surface of the flipper is slightly darker than the adjacent thorax in adult females, with a faint light patch on the distal posterior edge.
Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi are in all oceans and adjoining seas. They eat squid, fish, Pacific Viperfish, Medusafish, and Crested Bigscale.
It is estimated M. carlhubbsi are along the coast of Japan and Pacific coast of North America. The distribution along North America extends from San Diego to Prince Rupert. Southern limit is unknown but the northern limit is Vancouver Island.
Distribution is probably not directly related to the character of the water mass but rather follows the distribution of the prey species it feeds on. Mesoplodon carlhubbsi follows prey in intermediate and deep water masses, rather than surface water masses.
Stomach contents of stranded Hubbs Beaked Whale contained squid beaks, fish otoliths, and fish bones. Prey species included Gonatus sp., Pacific viperfish Chauliodus macouni, Medusafish Icichthys lockingtoni, and Crested bigscale Poromitra crassiceps.
Recent beachings in Hawaii have occurred, supporting the theory of open ocean habitation by this species. As with most whales, they are vulnerable to loud anthropogenic sounds, especially those generated by navy sonar and seismic exploration.
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