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!
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.
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
Every year, up to 80 polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunterharvested bowhead whale