How Many Species of Whales Are There?

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There are 86 different recognized species of whales, but they all belong to one of two groups: Baleen whales and toothed whales. Baleen whales are much larger than toothed whales and instead of teeth, they have a comb-like ridge that forms along their upper jaw called baleen.
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