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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea Family: Genus:
The term whale can refer to all mammals of the order Cetacea, or to only the larger species, or to only to members in families Balaenidae, Balaenopteridae, Eschrichtiidae, Neobalaenidae, Monodontidae, Physeteridae, and Ziphidae.
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Whale is the common name for a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the infraorder ...

Whale | Species | WWF


At the top of the food chain, whales are vital to the health of the marine environment but 7 out of the 13 great whale species are endangered or vulnerable. Learn ...

Whales - What is a Whale?- EnchantedLearning.com


Whales are large aquatic mammals that breathe air through blowhole(s) into lungs (unlike fish which breathe using gills). They live their entire lives in water.

It may be hard to believe, but modern whales evolved from terrestrial, dog-sized mammals that roamed central Asia about 50 million years ago. Here's the story of cetacean evolution , along with profiles of a dozen or so prehistoric whale species. More »
By Bob Strauss, About.com Guide

Whales | Basic Facts About Whales | Defenders of Wildlife


Whales belong to the order cetacea, which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Whales are divided into two suborders: baleen and toothed whales.

Facts about whales - Whale and Dolphin Conservation


Whales are marine mammals, members of the cetacea order which also includes dolphins and porpoises. Some whales have teeth while others have baleen, ...

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation


Whale and Dolphin Conservation is dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises. Please support us!

Species guide - Whale and Dolphin Conservation


There are over 80 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises included in the Order Cetacea.

Welcome to Save The Whales!


Help Save All Marine Mammals at Save the Whales. Save the Vaquita!!!, Whales, Dolphins, Save Whales, Whale Songs, Whale Issues, Endangered Species, ...

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Q: What is a whale?
A: Whales are marine mammals of order Cetacea which are neither - dolphin members, in other words, of the families delphinidea or platanistoidae - nor porpoises. t... Read More »
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A: Do you mean Wales? It sounds the same as whales, but spelled differently. Wales is part of the United Kingdom in Europe, just west of England. If you meant whal... Read More »
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Q: What is the Size of a Baby Whale?
A: Whales are aquatic mammals that breathe air through a hole in the top of their head called a blowhole. They have hair, are warm-blooded, possess mammary glands ... Read More »
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Q: How to Become a Whale Biologist.
A: A whale biologist, also called a cetacean biologist, is someone who studies whales, their anatomy, ecosystem and life cycle with the purpose of whale protection... Read More »
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Q: What is Whales?
A: (hwālz, wālz) , Bay of An inlet of the Ross Sea in the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica. It has been used as a base for Antarctic expeditions since 1911. Read More »
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