We need you to answer this question!
If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right now!
Asked in Humpback Whales, Baleen Whales
Is a humpback whale and a baleen whale the same thing?
Well, basically. A humpback whale is a baleen whale, but there are many kinds of baleen whales. A baleen whale is not necessarily a baleen whale. ...
Asked in Whales, Baleen Whales
Are Baleen whales and Blue whales the same?
Definition for Baleen Whale: Any whale that has baleen or is a odontocetes whale. So, they are not technically same thing, but a blue whale is a type of baleen or odontocetes whale. This is because other whales have baleen, such as the Right Whale. ...
Asked in Bowhead Whales
Is a bow head whale baleen or toothed?
The Bowhead Whale is a baleen whale. A quick way to tell is to check the scientific name, Balaena mysticetus. Balaena indicates that it is considered a baleen whale. Baleen whales have a number of identifying characteristics but the key is baleen plates instead of teeth. Bowheads use their baleen to filter their food. ...
Asked in Whales
Are toothed whales or baleen whales bigger?
Baleen whales are technically larger than tooth whales because the blue whale is the largest animal on the planet, but the sperm whale, which is a tooth whale, is pretty large. The baleen whales are normally larger, except for the sperm whale, which can be as long as many baleen whales. ...