bowhead whale


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Noun1.bowhead whale - large-mouthed Arctic whalebowhead whale - 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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The team then compared the humpback whale genome to those of other mammals including other ocean giants like the blue whale, fin whale, bowhead whale and sperm whale.
"The Arctic whaling trade, based predominantly around the exploitation of the bowhead whale, was undertaken over 300 years and came close to causing the extinction of the Arctic's largest marine mammal.
Edited by Joanasie Karpik and illustrated by Sho Uchara, "Bowhead Whale" teaches children ages 5 to 7 how bowheads raise their babies, where they live, what they eat when they don't have any teeth, how they communicate, traditional uses, and other interesting information!
$720K to document bowhead whale health as may be required for efficient and human subsistence harvest, and to fulfill other US obligation as regulated by the International Whaling Commission.
Bowhead whale feeding activity has been well documented in the eastern Beaufort Sea (e.g., Richardson (1)) but only occasionally observed in other areas along the migratory route, particularly during the fall (Ljungblad et al., 1986; Landino et al., 1994).
Even with the uncertainty, the shark outdoes what Nielsen considers the previous record holder: a bowhead whale estimated to have lived 211 years.
Lead author Julius Nielsen, a marine biologist from the University of Copenhagen, said: "We had our expectations that we were dealing with an unusual animal, but I think everyone doing this research was very surprised to learn the sharks were as old as they were." The former vertebrate record-holder was a bowhead whale estimated to be 211 years old.
The animals currently included are, zebra, ape, car, lion, owl, pig, moose, duck, horse, elephant, raccoon, bowhead whale, wolf, sheep, rooster, humpback whale, turkey, tiger and cow.
Any risk to the survival of the bowhead whale [that] may be posed by the continuance of aboriginal whaling cannot be justified on nutritional grounds" (37).
122 years: Longest recorded human lifespan - Jeanne Louise Calment who died in France in 1997 177 years: Longest living land animal - Galapagos tortoise 200 years: Longest living sea mammal - Bowhead whale 365 years: Reputed age of Biblical figure Enoch, according to the Book of Genesis 416 years: Age Michelle Winstone would have to reach to pay back PS51,034 at PS2.66 a week
Every year, up to eighty polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains.
Every year, up to 80 polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunterharvested bowhead whale remains.