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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Distribution and migration of the bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, in the eastern North American Arctic.
and Stephen Leatherwood 1985 "Bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758," in Handbook of Marine Mammals Volume 3: The Sirenians and Baleen Whales, edited by S.
The distribution and numbers of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in northern Foxe Basin in 1994.
Observations on the external morphology and vasculature of a fetal heart of the bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus.
Behavior of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, summering in the Beaufort Sea: surfacing, respiration, and dive characteristics.
Last, we excluded a number of species because of rarity or absence in the Inuit diet (various canids: Arctic wolf Canis lupus and foxes Vulpes lagopus, bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus, hooded seal Cystophora cristata, gulls, owls, and raptors) or because weight data were unavailable (mollusks, Arctic cod Boreogadus saida, sculpins).
COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population and Eastern Canada-West Greenland population, in Canada.
The ships usually sailed from the Hawaiian (Sandwich) Islands to the summer sperm, right, or bowhead, Balaena mysticetus, whaling grounds to the north and returned to Hawaii
The Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has expressed concern about the management and conservation of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort (B-C-B) Seas (Map 1).
The eastern Beaufort Sea stock is thought to include the animals that migrate with bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, during the latter's spring migration and that spend the summer at the mouth of the Mackenzie River and Amundsen Gulf in the eastern Beaufort Sea (O'Corry-Crowe et al.
Other authors have discussed the large 16th and 17th century Basque hunts for balaenids, including both right whales and bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus (Cumbaa, 1986), in the Strait of Belle Isle and along the Labrador coast (Barkham, 1984; Aguilar, 1986; Proulx, 1993; Ross, 1993).
Winter abundance of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in the Hudson Strait, March 1981.