IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Incidental take/ bycatch in the driftnet and gillnet fisheries in the Sea of Japan and off the west coast of North America

Hunted in a Japanese fishery targeting beaked whales

Marine debris, they are known to have ingested dangerous items such as plastic bags and string (Jefferson et al. 2008)

Underwater sounds and anthropogenic noise may be harmful


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Supplier: J Medby


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