Greenland whale


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Greenland 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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It was the idea also, that this same spermaceti was that quickening humor of the Greenland Whale which the first syllable of the word literally expresses.
It is the Great Mysticetus of the English naturalists; the Greenland Whale of the English whalemen; the Baliene Ordinaire of the French whalemen; the Growlands Walfish of the Swedes.
BONES from a Bowhead Greenland Whale that were first installed in an Evesham garden more than a century ago have been given a new lease of life.
Commonly referred to as the Greenland whale, bowhead whales in the eastern North Atlantic have been observed in the waters north of Iceland and as far east as the Laptev Sea.
Scoresby (1820) found Greenland whale stomachs contained predominantly small crustaceans he called "squillae and shrimps.
One of the longest-living mammals, the Greenland whale or bowhead (Balaena mysticetus) is specialized to filter small crustaceans, especially Calanus copepods, from barren Arctic seas.
Key words: Greenland whale, bowhead whale, Balaena mnysticetus, biology, conservation, management, traditional knowledge