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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(59) Hugh Cumming, 'The Greenland Whale Fishery', recorded by Peter R.
(60) 'The Greenland Whale Fishery', Mainly Norfolk: English Folk and Other Good Music (2014) <https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thegreenlandwhalefishery.html> [accessed 29 July 2015].
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.
Among the fishermen, he is indiscriminately designated by all the following titles: The Whale; the Greenland Whale; the Black Whale; the Great Whale; the True Whale; the Right Whale.
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." Scoresby's drawings were examined by Ruud (1937) who determined that the "squillae" were partially digested euphausiids.
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.