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The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a species of the family Balaenidae, in suborder Mysticeti, and genus Balaena, once thought to include the right ...

Bowhead Whale | Species | WWF


Protect endangered species, including the bowhead whale, at World Wildlife Fund. Learn about the ways WWF works to conserve a future where people live in ...

Bowhead Whale - National Geographic


Now here's a question: How can a creature like the bowhead whale, which has no teeth, get to be 60 feet long and weigh up to 60 tons? Find out!

Bowhead Whale Species Guide - WDC


Balaena mysticetus species guide - the bowhead whale is only found in the Arctic . Records suggest it may live for up to 200 years. It is still hunted by aboriginal ...

Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) | WWF-Canada


One of just three year-round native Arctic whale species, bowheads (Balaena mysticetus) are famous for their massive bow-shaped heads, designed perfectly ...

Bowhead Whales Live Over 200 Years - ABC News


Dec 20, 2000 ... Evidence of ancient harpooning methods combined with modern scientific research shows that a bowhead whale can live as long as 200 years ...

BBC Nature - Bowhead whale videos, news and facts


The bowhead whale is second only in size to the mighty blue whale.

Bowhead whale - National Marine Mammal Laboratory


Bowhead whales are found only in the Northern Hemisphere, in Arctic waters. They are large, rotund black whales, with enormous heads that are about 1/3 of ...

Kids' Times: Bowhead Whale - NOAA Fisheries


nearly one-third of the total body length. This head is used to break through Arctic ice. The mouth is as long as the head. Bowhead whales can break through 2 ...

Bowhead whale videos, photos and facts - Balaena mysticetus ...


The bowhead whale is so-called because of its bow-shaped mouth and is black in colour with a whitish chin patch, broken by a 'necklace' of black spots.

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Bowhead whale | WWF


The bowhead whale is a predominantly Arctic species. It has suffered from severe over-exploitation that has seen its range shrink considerably since the 17th ...

Bowhead Whale | American Cetacean Society


The bowhead whale, formerly known by Yankee whalers as the Greenland right whale, is a taxonomic relative of the right whale. It received its name from the ...

Whale survives harpoon attack 130 years ago to become 'world's ...


Jun 13, 2007 ... A giant bowhead whale caught off the coast of Alaska had a harpoon point embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt – more ...