Saint-Louis, Grande Terre, New Caledonia, South Pacific Ocean
7 Jun 2001
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
Photos, no skull - Dalebout did DNA.
Borsa, Philippe and Daniel Robineau (2005). "Blainvilles Beaked Whale in New Caledonia." Pacific Science 59(3): 467472. Abstract: Blainvilles beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) was positively identified in the waters around New Caledonia from two strandings, one live sighting, and two rostra collected from the seafloor. This is the only species of Ziphiidae reported so far from the New Caledonian archipelago and adjacent waters.