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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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Length frequency of bowhead whales from spring aerial photgrammetric surveys in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1990.
Located about 720 miles northwest of Anchorage, Point Hope is the oldest inhabited village in North America, where it residents life off subsistence, including the bowhead whale.
Scientists, for a long period of time, have tried understanding how the bowhead whales live for a longer time when compared to other species of the whales that died before they reached 100.
Studies on bowhead whales demonstrate that traveling whales spend less time near the surface when in the vicinity of seismic operations, while feeding and socializing whales were more tolerant of such activities (Robertson et al.
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.
Filter feeders such as bowhead whales are also at risk of oral entanglement of plastics in the baleen racks (Lambertsen et al.
John Craighead George (the son of Jean) has profound regard for both the bowhead whales he studies and the Inupiaq families who hunt them.
So do subsistence hunters in the Bering Sea, who are perhaps more motivated than anyone to conserve bowhead whales.
Mads Peter Heide-Jorgensen and colleagues from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources recently observed a rendezvous between two satellite-tagged bowhead whales in the waters north of the Canadian mainland.
Identifying areas for protection: The Chukchi and Beaufort seas are home to bowhead whales, walrus, polar bears and other marine mammals found nowhere else in the nation, as well as to millions of migratory birds.