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  • Scientific Names
    • Balaenidae
  • English
    • Right and Bowhead Whales
  • Spanish
    • Ballenas francas
  • Portuguese
    • Baleias-francas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

toucan22

Date

August 11, 2016 01:10 PM NZST

Description

Not sure if this is the same "whale" as in previous sighting. Photos taken in same area and time frame but did not see two animals at same time.

Have gone back and observed the same whale. Now believe the above pic is the whales flukes.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

toucan22

Date

August 11, 2016 01:27 PM NZST

Description

Spotted moving about between 100 to 200 metres off beach

Photos / Sounds

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What

North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis

Observer

jlevenson

Date

July 1, 2016 10:07 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

michaelhanrahan

Date

November 13, 2015

Description

In the middle of the Golfo Nuevo, next to the Valdés Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

birdnerdjosh

Date

August 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus

Observer

jeffrasic

Date

May 21, 2016 04:40 PM AKDT

Description

Hah! Just a curiousity, a whale vertebrae 250 miles inland. What will paleontologists think one day when they find this. Best guess is that this came from family or friends in Barrow along with a food package--sharing maqtaq for caribou?

Photos / Sounds

What

North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis

Observer

nlblock

Date

March 28, 2016

Description

Video: https://youtu.be/rv1WRsfOK8I

What an amazing experience watching these two behemoths right off the beach! My lifer right whales. A third individual later breached only ~150 m away!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

zanskar

Date

July 12, 2005 02:59 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

johi_abraham

Date

October 21, 2015 10:55 AM ART

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

imdezus

Date

August 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

imdezus

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hermanus (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

January 4, 2000

Place

Hermanus (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

Balaenidae /bəˈliːnɨdiː/ is a family of whales of the suborder mysticete that contains two living genera. Historically, it is known as the right whale family, as it was thought to contain only species of right whales. Through most of the 20th Century, however, that became a much-debated (and unresolved) topic amongst the scientific community. Finally, in the early 2000s, science reached a definitive conclusion: the bowhead whale, once commonly known as the Greenland right whale, was...

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