White Flippered Beaked Whale

Unknown Cetacean of the North Atlantic.

P^hysical description: Length, 30 feet. Long snout with a pink tip. Black above. White below. White flippers.

Distribution: North Atlantic ocean.

Significant sighting: on a voyage to Jamaica in the 1840s, Philip H. Gosse's ship was surrounded by a school of these whales for seventeen hours.

Sources: Philip Henry Gosse, A Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851), pp. 3-6; Philip Henry Gosse, The Romance ofNatural History (London: Nisbet, 1860), pp. 338-339.

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