Strap-toothed Beaked Whale or Layard's Beaked Whale * Layard-spitssnoetdolfyn * Mesoplodon Layardii

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One of the largest mesoplodont species, they can grow to 6.2 m (20 ft) in length and weigh up to 1,300 kg (2,900 lb). Edgar Leopold Layard, the South African Museum's curator, was honored with the common and scientific names.

Little is known about this whale species. Beaked whales are believed to travel in small groups, and the strap-toothed beaked whale has been seen in groups of two to ten.

According to several assessments, diving is characterized by a gradual descent below the surface, with dives lasting between 10 and 15 minutes.

The population number of the species is unclear, however it has been noted that it is one of the more widespread beaked whale species found in the southern ocean.

There has never been a commercial hunt for strap-toothed beaked whales. Entanglement, disruption, and noise are risks to them. Numerous species of beaked whales have demonstrated that intense noise, especially that from sonar, can result in panic, rapid ascent, and eventual death from decompression sickness.
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