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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Hyperoodon ampullatus - Northern Bottlenose Whale

Range & Status

This species is found only in the north Atlantic and occurs mainly in deep water off the continental slope. It is most commonly recorded off western Norway and in the Barents Sea. It also occurs in small numbers around the Northern Isles and Western Isles of Scotland, in the northern North Sea, along the continental shelf break west of Ireland (UK Biodiversity Group, 1999).


A single stranding in Cornwall in 1965 - note that this was at Millbrook, Cornwall, not

Devon as reported in Fraser (1974).


2005 (1).


Listed as Data Deficient. (Taylor et al ., 2008c. Hyperoodon ampullatus . In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 18 March 2009.) A UK Biodiversity Grouped Plan species.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.