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whalebone whale

any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Mysticeti, having a double blowhole and strips of whalebone between the jaws instead of teeth: includes the rorquals, right whales, and the blue whale
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Almost all other baleen whales seem to migrate to tropical waters either from the Antarctic or the Arctic seas to mate and produce offspring.
Specifically, 6 species pools were formed: 1) small delphinids with relatively large group sizes; 2) small and medium delphinids with relatively small group sizes; 3) large delphinids and co-occurring beaked whales with similar behavior (Barlow, 2006); 4) large and highly conspicuous odontocetes (Barlow et al., 2011a); 5) beaked whales with relatively small group sizes; and 6) baleen whales (see Table 2 for the composition of each species pool).
"Baleen Whale Phylogeny and a Past Extensive Radiation Event Revealed by SINE Insertion Analysis." Molecular Biology and Evolution 23.5 (2006): 866-73.
Baleen whale products were destined largely for human consumption, while the products taken from sperm whales were primarily consigned for industrial use or animal food.
Currently, minke whales are the most abundant baleen whale in the world; their population is believed to be more than a million animals.
The two BrydeAAEs whales were found at Jawayrah (40km west of Ras Madraka) along with an additional previously unreported baleen whale vertebra within 30m.
Fitzgerald said the fossil had features that marked it as a member of the baleen whale group, which includes blue whales.
This year pounds 70,000 is available in grant aid for projects which must be completed before February 28, 2006Work must target one of Wales's 187 priority species which range from the humble river jelly lichen to the majestic Baleen whale, and can include anything from wildlife surveys and monitoring to practical habitat restoration work Details: Pauline Hughes, CCW, 01248 385786
Each toothed whale has a single external blowhole, while each baleen whale has two.
Detailed analysis has now confirmed they are members of a species of baleen whale not recognised before.