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What is the difference between baleen and toothed whales?
Toothes whales eat other animals such as seals, fish and squid. Baleen whales have thick brush like baleen and eat by straining sea water through the baleen to filter out microscopic plants and animals. The toothed whale have teeth but, the baleen whale have baleen. The toothed whale have jaws lined with sharp teeth but, the baleen whales have baleen hung from upper jaw. The toothed whale feed on fish, squid, etc. but, baleen whales feed on small sea life. Baleen whales, or...
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Is a baleen whale a toothed whale?
Baleen whales and toothed whales are two DIFFERENT kinds of whales. A whale can only be either-or. Baleen whales are filter feeders, they eat a "soup" of small stuff they filter out from the sea. Toothed whales eat things big enough to catch one by one, or to bite chunks out of. ...
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What whales are there?
There are two groups of whales: baleen and toothed. Baleen whales consist mostly of roquals who have streamlined bodies and are capable of fast speeds for short bursts. Gray and Right whales are baleen but in a separate family of their own. There are several groups of toothed whales: ocean dolphins, river dolphins, belguas and narwhals, beaked whales, sperm whales, and porpoises. ...
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Where does the baleen whale live?
There is no such thing as "The Baleen Whale." There are toothed whales and baleen whales. Toothed whales have teeth in their mouthes and baleen whales have baleen in their mouths. Baleen is a type of strainer. A Baleen whale eats by taking a lot of water and food in its mouth and forcing the water back out through the Baleen and eating the food. A number of different types of Baleen whales exist from the gigantic blue whales to intermediate...