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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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July 14( ANI ): In a new threat to a number of Arctic animals like polar bears, bowhead whales and other such animals, the United States (US) has permitted an Italian multinational oil and gas company to go ahead with drilling plans in federal waters off Alaska.
Key words: bowhead whale; Balaena mysticetus; ship strike; Arctic Ocean; Bering Sea; line entanglement; commercial gear entanglement; Orcinus orca; killer whale predation attempts; propeller injuries; scars; aboriginal whaling
Bowhead Transport has been operating in the Arctic for thirty-four years.
Environmental groups have long opposed bowhead hunting in Alaska, pointing out that bowheads may become extinct if the hunting is allowed to continue.
That is, until every September when, on Barter Island in the Arctic, up to Barter p to 80 polar bears gather to feast on the remains of bowhead whales which have been caught by hunters.
baked whitefish with rendered seal oil, caribou stew, carious Alaskan mammals, such as bowhead whale or beluga blubber.
Researchers, with the support of Life Extension Foundation[R] and the Methuselah Foundation, recently charted the genome of the bowhead whale--which is most likely the longest-living mammal on the planet.
Two studies conducted separately at UK and America looked into the genetic patterns of bowhead whales which are considered to be the longest living mammals in the world, which live for more than 200 years.
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One of the most amazing sightings this year has been an Arctic bowhead whale -- one of only about 1,000 residing in the North Atlantic.
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Arvia'juaq is "an island shaped like a big bowhead whale.