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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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Study professor Kate Stafford, who is an oceanographer at the University of Washington, compared bowhead whales to jazz musicians.
London [U.K.], 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.
During the spring migration, bowhead whales typically begin arriving in the Barrow (now Utqiagvik), Alaska, area in early April and continue migrating through until late June (Moore and Reeves, 1993).
Age and growth estimates of Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus) via aspartic acid racemization.
He's tired after a late night spent butchering one of three bowhead whales that subsistence hunters towed in from the pewter-colored waters of the Chukchi Sea.
"The study also illustrates the value of ancient DNA in answering questions about the impact of changing climate and human exploitation on genetic diversity in bowhead whales."
Russia s Inuits and other indigenous people will be able to hunt up to 744 gray whales between 2013 and 2018, while native Alaskans will have the right to kill up to 336 bowhead whales over the same time period.
While the melting trend has broader implications, the initial concern is for narwhals, and beluga and bowhead whales, which are already threatened.
John Craighead George (the son of Jean) has profound regard for both the bowhead whales he studies and the Inupiaq families who hunt them.
The illustrator takes the reader underwater with the narwhals, amid the ocean chop as skuas reef fish from terns' beaks, across panoramic spreads following an endless trail of caribou, up through the ice with bowhead whales; they are pictures that affirm his pre-eminence in the world of children's book illustration.