Balaena mysticetus


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Noun1.Balaena mysticetus - large-mouthed Arctic whaleBalaena mysticetus - large-mouthed Arctic whale    
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaena, genus Balaena - type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
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In his description of historical distributions of right whales and bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) in the Strait of Belle Isle in the 1600s, Laist reminds us that that period coincided with the Little Ice Age, when oceanographic conditions were no doubt very different from those of the recent past.
Bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, are distributed in seasonally ice covered waters of the Arctic and subarctic.
For example, the Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva) rarely lives longer 2 y (Mock 1982), whereas Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus) have been estimated to live >200 y (George and others 1999).
Bioaccumulation of organochlorine contaminants in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) from Barrow, Alaska.
The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) has not only been estimated to live over 200 years, making it the longest-lived mammal, but clearly these animals remain disease-free until much more advanced ages than humans can.
The smallest values of [C.sub.E] are associated with nonstreamlined animals (e.g., ocean sunfish Mola mola, yellow boxfish Ostracion tuberculatus, bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus, or sperm whale Physeter catodon) and submarines.
Hydroxylated and methylsufone-containing metabolites of polychlorinated biphenyls in the plasma and blubber of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus).
Four other endangered whales are also found in Alaska's park waters: the sei (Baleanoptera borealis), blue (Balaenoptera musculus), bowhead (Balaena mysticetus), and sperm (Physeter catodon) whales.