arctic right whale


arctic right whale
arctic right whale,
a black baleen whale of the Arctic that grows up to 55 feet long and weighs as much as 45 tons; bowhead; Greenland whale. Its baleen is longer than that of any other whale. It looks much like the right whale, but has no bonnet on its snout.

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  • Arctic right whale — grenlandinis banginis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Balaena mysticetus angl. Arctic right whale; Arctic whale; bowhead; bow headed whale; common right whale; common whale; great polar whale;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • right whale — grenlandinis banginis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Balaena mysticetus angl. Arctic right whale; Arctic whale; bowhead; bow headed whale; common right whale; common whale; great polar whale;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Right whale — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bowhead, Arctic, or Greenland whale ({Bal[ae]na mysticetus}), from whose mouth the best whalebone is obtained. (b) Any other whale that produces valuable whalebone, as the Atlantic, or Biscay, right whale ({Bal[ae]na… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Right whale — For other uses, see Right whale (disambiguation). Right whales[1] A female North Atlantic Right Whale with her calf in the ocean …   Wikipedia

  • right whale — any of several large whalebone whales of the genus Balaena, of circumpolar seas: the species B. glacialis is greatly reduced in numbers. [1715 25; allegedly so called because it was the right whale to hunt, alluding to its relative buoyancy when… …   Universalium

  • right whale — noun large Arctic whalebone whale; allegedly the right whale to hunt because of its valuable whalebone and oil • Hypernyms: ↑baleen whale, ↑whalebone whale • Member Holonyms: ↑Balaenidae, ↑family Balaenidae * * * noun : a large whalebone whale of …   Useful english dictionary

  • right whale — noun a baleen whale with a large head and a deeply curved jaw, of Arctic and temperate waters. [Balaena glacialis and other species.] Origin C18: so named because it was regarded as the ‘right’ whale to hunt …   English new terms dictionary

  • Greenland right whale — grenlandinis banginis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Balaena mysticetus angl. Arctic right whale; Arctic whale; bowhead; bow headed whale; common right whale; common whale; great polar whale;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • common right whale — grenlandinis banginis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Balaena mysticetus angl. Arctic right whale; Arctic whale; bowhead; bow headed whale; common right whale; common whale; great polar whale;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Pygmy right whale — Right whale Right whale (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bowhead, Arctic, or Greenland whale ({Bal[ae]na mysticetus}), from whose mouth the best whalebone is obtained. (b) Any other whale that produces valuable whalebone, as the Atlantic, or Biscay, right… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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