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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

jason8

Date

July 7, 2015

Description

One individual moving slowly SW about 100 meters off the coast near Cape Saunders. Easily seen from shore.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

deancaskey

Date

June 12, 2014 09:29 PM NZST

Description

DOC confirmed ID from pectoral fins and behavior. The whale hung around for over 20 minutes a few hundred metres offshore.

Photos / Sounds

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What

North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis

Observer

capecreator

Date

July 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA - Stellwagen Grand Banks Marine Sanctuary. Whale watch.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis

Observer

alorenz

Date

May 3, 2015 01:50 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single right whale skim feeding 2 miles SE of Gloucester Harbor, copepods visible on surface.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis

Observer

andrewclark945

Date

April 9, 2015 07:46 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A great surprise, just before sunset to see an amazing creature swimming near the surface! This is an approximate location!

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

joachim

Date

October 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

nzwide

Date

September 10, 2010

Description

Posting courtesy of Wade Doak
http://www.wadedoak.com/_disc1/00001084.htm

Photo by Jamie Quirk

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Mother and juvenile.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

murray

Date

August 22, 2014 04:25 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

murray

Date

July 31, 2014 07:51 AM SAST

Description

Mother and calf

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

murray

Date

July 25, 2014 10:10 AM SAST

Description

Female and calf apart from other group of 3 or so, mating?

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

dylanjones

Date

July 11, 2014 09:44 AM AEST

Place

Victoria (Google, OSM)

Description

Mother and calf

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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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