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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

Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus

Observer

jeffrasic

Date

May 21, 2016 04:40 PM AKDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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

Place

(Somewhere...)

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)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis

Observer

givernykate

Date

August 11, 2015

Description

Southern right whale in auckland Harbour

Photos / Sounds

What

Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus

Observer

fieldnotes

Date

June 21, 2004

Place

(Somewhere...)

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.

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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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