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The Northern Right Whale
Also, North Atlantic right whale and black right whale SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eubalaena glacialis, family Balaenidae (baleen whales) HISTORIC RANGE: From the coast of Labrador to Delaware Bay, and south to the ... tiny animals, the whales swim open-mouthed to allow the water to pass over their baleen plates, which hang down from the upper jaw and are effective strainers. Fluctuations in the amount ...
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Lives of Whales
Feeding The baleen whales have several hundred elongated triangular baleen plates growing down on either side from the roof of their mouths. These plates are made of a horny material and not of bone, even though they are popularly called whalebone. The baleen plates ...
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Migration of the Southern Humpback Whales
(See INSERT below). There are as many as 300 to 400 baleen plates ...
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CRESLI's fin whale page
Fin whales have asymmetrically colored jaws and baleen plates. The right side lower jaw and the baleen on its tip are white, while the ... head, with the right side of the lower jaw (and its baleen) being white, while the left side is much darker. Asymmetry is ... was created using 5 sequential photographs taken on August 7th 1998. The baleen on the tip of the right jaw is also colored white. ...
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Right Whales and Fishing Gear
Station Oct 23, 2002 ight whales were hunted to near extinction for their blubber and baleen plates (IWC 1986). They were protected from commercial whaling beginning in 1937 but despite this, their ... themselves of most of the gear but rope and sometimes floats remain, tangled through the baleen, wrapped around flippers, around the body and the tail stock. At present, disentanglement of right ...
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Whales - History
Whale oil was used for candles, light fuel, soap, heating and lubricant. Baleen, often referred ... they float when dead, yielded many barrels of oil, and long baleen plates. The also come very close to shore and move slowly. ... used for candles, light fuel, soap, heating and lubricant. The baleen, often referred to as "whalebone" was also collected from ...
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Whales - Biology
Right Whales feed? Southern Right Whales are 'baleen whales' - instead of teeth they have comb-like baleen plates. When closed, their highly arched mouth covers the plates. Southern Right Whales are giants of ... crustaceans. As the water strains out through the spaces between the baleen, the crustaceans become trapped against the bristly plates and are swallowed. How do whales swim? Whales do not ...
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Marine Vertebrates - MarineBio.org
Baleen whales and the Toothed whales. Both types of whales have highly developed senses, blubber to keep warm and long bodies enabling them to swim quickly. Baleen whales have baleen plates instead of teeth composed of rigid fibers that act like a filter to catch zooplankton and phytoplankton. The upper jaws of Baleen whales are long and ...
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The Marine Mammal Center
Fur Seals Sea Otters Cetaceans Toothed Whales Dolphins & Porpoises Baleen Whales Manatees Polar Bears Endangered Marine Mammals Resources for ... migration. Unlike other baleen whales, they can often be seen feeding cooperatively. In feeding, they use baleen plates to strain other small fish such as krill or herring, and plankton out of the water. Their 270 to 400 baleen plates ...
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Species
The Humpback is less slender than the other baleen whales. Their coloration varies. However, they have long white flippers that are unmistakable characteristics. The ... are stocky with large flippers and huge arching lips that cover and protect their delicate baleen plates. They are black with white patches and some occasional brown markings. Both the males and ...
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