Global Range: Deep arctic and cooler temperate waters of the North Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to about 70 degrees N in Davis Strait, along the east coast of Greenland to 77 degrees N, and from the United Kingdom to the west coast of Spitzbergen (IUCN 1991). Strandings have occurred south in the western Atlantic to Rhode Island. The Gully southeast of Sable Island and the northern Labrador Sea near the entrance to Hudson Strait are areas of known concentration (Leatherwood and Reeves 1983, Reeves and Mitchell 1993). Has strayed to the Mediterranean (Mead and Brownell, in Wilson and Reeder 1993), the White Sea, and the North Sea (IUCN 1991). Remains widely distributed and locally abundant in some areas (Reeves and Mitchell 1993).