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Northern Bottlenose Whale v Orca (Ross Sea - Type C)
Northern Bottlenose Whale - Hyperoodon ampullatus
The northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) is a species of beaked whale in the ziphiid family, being one of two members of the genus Hyperoodon. When physically mature, northern bottlenose whales can reach 9.8 metres (32 ft) in length, smaller than Giant Beaked Whales, and larger than known records of southern bottlenose whales. Their foreheads, or melons are sexually dimorphic, so that mature males have larger melons, which are flattened or square shape, while mature females and juveniles have rounder melons. Melon coloration can vary, though it appears the head of most males becomes more white or buff colored with age. The beak is not as long as other beaked whale species, and only mature males have two small teeth, which erupt at the front end of the bottom jaw, but are not easily seen. Females also have teeth, but they are buried in the jaw and do not erupt. The dorsal fin is relatively small, at 30–38 centimetres (12–15 in) and about 2/3 of the way back on their bodies. It is falcate (sickle-shaped) and usually pointed. The back is mid-to-dark grey with a lighter underside. They weigh approximately 5,800–7,500 kilograms (12,790–16,530 lb). Northern bottlenose feed mainly on deep water squid, primarily Gonatus fabricii or Gonatus steenstrupi, and bottom fish, such as Greenland halibut. Foraging dives can last an hour or more.

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Orca (Ross Sea - Type C) - Orcinus orca
The killer whale (Orcinus orca), commonly referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales as a species have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Type C is the smallest type, males reach about 20 feet (6m) long. They live in larger groups than the othertypes of Orcas. Its eye patch is distinctively slanted forwards, rather than parallel to the body axis. Like type B, it is primarily white and medium gray, with a dark gray dorsal cape and yellow-tinged patches. Its only observed prey is the Antarctic cod.

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(03-14-2019, 08:16 PM)Old Tibetan Blue Bear Wrote: Northern bottlenose whale vs orca type c
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The nothern bottlenose whale is a loyal companion and will stay with its companion even though its life is in danger. It looks like a smaller version of the bygropysether. I think the orca will win despite being smaller because of it more well developed teeth.
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4 ton orca vs 6.5 ton bottlenose whale. The orca would win nonetheless due to far superior jaws.
The northern bottle whale does have teeth of its own and a head that can ram opponents, however, the orca having more developed teeth would win the fight.
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Bottle nose whale skeleton

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Based on the head and jaws difference, I gotta say the orca takes this fight comfortably.
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Orca knows far better how to attack the opponent.
Far better predator...
The vertebrae of the bottle nosed whale, and indeed many beaked whales, have very extended spinous processes.
Look at the backbone on the Gervais beaked whale:
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I wonder why that is.
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/\ I think it is because the northern bottlenose whale is a fellow beaked whale.
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Right, but why did they evolve it is my question. Among cetaceans, it seems pretty unique to beaked whales.
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