GALAPAGOS DWARF SPERM WHALE FACTS

  • Scientific Name:
    Kogia simus
  • Adult Length:
    2.1 - 2.8 m (6.9 - 9.1 ft)
  • Blow:
    Blowhole displaced slightly to the left; blow low and faint
  • Breaching:
    Leaps vertically
  • Deep dive:
    Tail flukes not raised
  • Group size:
    1-10
Galapagos Dwarf Sperm Whale

Occasional offshore and inshore.

Identification:

Very similar to Pygmy Sperm Whale (see identification notes for that species below) but marginally smaller and best identified by its slightly larger dorsal fin positioned centrally on the back. Identification remains very difficult without exceptionally good views and consequently observations at sea are often recorded as Pygmy / Dwarf Sperm Whale.

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