Animal Weight

How much does a Gray’s beaked whale weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gray’s beaked whale weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gray’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi) on average weights 2900 kg (6393.4 lbs).

The Gray’s beaked whale is from the family Ziphiidae (genus: Mesoplodon). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 4.88 meter (16′ 1″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Gray's beaked whale is 2900 kg (6393.4 lbs)

Gray’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi), sometimes known as Haast’s beaked whale, the scamperdown whale, or the southern beaked whale, is one of the better-known members of the genus Mesoplodon. This species is fairly gregarious and strands relatively frequently for a beaked whale. In the Māori language, this species is called hakurā or iheihe.

Animals of the same family as a Gray’s beaked whale

We found other animals of the Ziphiidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Gray’s beaked whale

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mesoplodon grayi: