whalebone whale


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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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What is known of the migrations of some of the whalebone whales? Smithsonian Institution, Annual Report of the Board of Regents 1928: 467-494.
Without stating his method, Scammon converted these numbers to "not less than 2,160 California Grays, and eight hundred Humpbacks and other whalebone whales." This equates to 35 bbl/whale for grays and 25 bbl/whale for the other species.
From having the baleen in his mouth, the Fin-Back is sometimes included with the right whale, among a theoretic species denominated Whalebone whales, that is, whales with baleen.