bowhead whale

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bowhead whale:

see right whaleright whale,
name for whales of the family Balaenidae. They were so named by whalers, who for centuries considered them "the right whales" to hunt, because they float when killed and because they yield enormous quantities of oil and of baleen.
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Behavior of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, summering in the Beaufort Sea: surfacing, respiration, and dive characteristics.
Bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus in the Okhotsk Sea.
Seasonal patterns of distribution, abundance, migration and behaviour of the western Arctic stock of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in Alaskan seas.
The role of the Naukan Native Company in encouraging subsistence use of wildlife resources by the Chukotka Native people and in conducting shore-based observations of the distribution of bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, in the waters of the Bering Sea, and the Chukchi Sea adjacent to the Chukotka Peninsula (Russia) during 1996.
Among Alaska marine mammals, high concentrations of cadmium in livers and kidneys have been reported for both bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus (Krone et al.
Heavy metals and other elements in liver tissues of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus.
Further observations on the morphology of the reproductive tract of the bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus.
Report of the spring 1993 census of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, off Point Barrow, Alaska, with observations on the 1993 subsistence hunt of bowhead whales by Alaska Eskimos.