Stomach Contents of a Cuvier's Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) Stranded in Monterey Bay, California

  title={Stomach Contents of a Cuvier's Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) Stranded in Monterey Bay, California},
  author={Josh Adams and William A. Walker and Erica J Burton and James T. Harvey},
From 1942 to 2010 there were 23 reported strandings of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, Ziphius cavirostris (Odontoceti: Ziphiidae), in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington), and 25 reported strandings in California between 1982 and 2010 (Moore and Barlow 2013). Although Z. cavirostris appears to be the most cosmopolitan of the beaked whales, occurring in all oceans except in high polar regions (Leatherwood and Reeves 1983; Heyning 1989), global phylogenetic analyses reveal low maternal gene flow… 
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