Right Whales

Members of the genus Eubalaena, right whales are large whales that include three species: the North Atlantic right whale (E. glacialis), the North Pacific right whale (E. japonica) and the southern right whale (E. australis).

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What do right whales eat?

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What do southern right whales eat?

Southern Right whales eat 400kg of food a day.It eats krill and plankton.

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How big are right whales at birth?

Right whale calves are about 4-6 m (13-20 ft) at birth and weigh almost a ton.

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Is a southern right whale dolphin a whale or dolphin?

"Dolphin" and "whale" are somewhat ambiguous terms in that different people have different definitions. By some definitions, the term "whale" means all cetaceans and therefore includes dolphins, though usually it's used to mean "all cetaceans except dolphins and porpoises". Similarly, the word "dolphin" may mean only ocean dolphins, it may include river dolphins as well, or it may mean any member of the suborder Odontoceti ("toothed whales").

However, both southern and northern rightwhale dolphins are members of the family Delphinidae (the ocean dolphins) and are therefore dolphins even by the strictest possible definition.

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Right whales vs sperm whales?

Probably not since they are not very social with each other.

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How many right whales are left in the world?

About 100 or over maybe more the than 1000 just ask somebody else to see if they know because I don`t know yet but comeback tomorow and I`ll know my time is for you I`ll be searching 24 hours I wont sleep if I have to but I`m gonna know tomorow for sure come back when ever you could.

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How are right whales becoming extinct?

Right whales are being hunted to extinction by whalers for their vulnerability and their rich store of blubber.

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What kind of oceans do right whales live in?

The right whale can live in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Are right whales ballean whales?

No. Baleen whales and Right whales are both different types.

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How many southern right whales are left?

Because of the size of their habitat, it is difficult to measure exactly the population. However, various estimates place the number between 10000 and 12000.

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How do right whales eat?

squid krill and planton

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Are right whales nocturnal or diurnal?

diurnal

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How does right whales get most of their food?

You are dome

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Why are the southern right whales the right whales to kill?

The southern right whales were the right whales to kill because they were slower swimmers and had alot of blubber with could be sold for money. Hope this helps.

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How many right whales are there left in the world?

23

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Are right whales baleen whale?

Yes, right whales are baleen whales. They have no teeth. They have baleen, whalebone, to strain out water and keep in plankton, krill and shrimp to swallow and eat.

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Why is it called the right whale?

The right whale got it`s name because they were slow, big and easy to find, so they were the "Right" whale to hunt.

Right Whales are called that because they were the "right whale" to hunt. They lived where the early industrial whalers hunted and they float when dead and when people would go whaling the right whale was very slow and they would swim close to the surface :)

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Do right whales have fur?

The right whale is a mammal, so it has hair, not fur. All whales have a very very thin bit of hair on their bodies.

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How many northern right whales are left in the world?

Scientific study of the Northern Right whale put their numbers at just under 350 in 2001, this had risen to between 350 and 400 by 2008.

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What is the temperature in the oceans that right whales live in?

There are no right whales. Or left whales. All whales are equal.

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Southern Right Whale scientific name?

The Southern Right Whale's scientific name is Eubalaena Autralis.

Hope this helps!

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What do right whales eat's?

squid krill or planton

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What is a right whales enemy?

sea pigs

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Do right whales eat other right whales?

no Right Whales eat small little fish

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Why are right whales endangered?

Because whalers favored the whale so much that they called it the "Right" whale to kill, hence its name. They have never fully recovered despite bans on hunting them.
The right whale is endangered because it was the most hunted. It was called the right whale by whalers because it floats when dead, is slow-moving, and has good oil and blubber.

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