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bottle-nosed whale

noun
1.
any of various beaked whales of the family Hyperoodontidae, characterized by a bulbous forehead, especially Hyperoodon ampullatus of the North Atlantic.
Also, bottlenose whale, bottlenosed whale.
Also called bottlenose.
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Encyclopedia Article for bottlenose whale

any of four species of beaked whales distinguished by a bulbous forehead that drops sharply to the base of the beak. All inhabit deep offshore waters and eat squid, fish, and various bottom-dwelling animals. Bottlenose whales are capable of long, deep dives; biologists recorded the dive of one northern bottlenose (Hyperoodon ampullatus) to almost 1,500 metres (4,900 feet) as it remained submerged for nearly two hours

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