How To Use Right whale In A Sentence

  • The station relied heavily on orcas to herd the southern right whales to the harpoons at the ready.
  • There are three kinds of whale; the Greenland, called by the sailors the right whale, as being most highly prized by them; the great northern rorqual, called by fishers the razor-back or finner, and the cachalot or spermaciti whale. Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean From Authentic Accounts Of Modern Voyagers And Travellers; Designed For The Entertainment And Instruction Of Young People
  • Central to this image is the eye of a baby southern right whale. The young whale sticks close to its mother as they navigate Patagonia's Nuevo Gulf before the spring migration to Antarctica.
  • To the left is an upside down picture of a beached right whale showing the long baleen plates that hang from the upper jaw.
  • We do know that its baleen is particularly fine, allowing it to filter the comparatively small copepods [adjacent photo, also from the Right Whale Aerial Surveys site, shows a feeding sei. Lunging is expensive, jaws can be noisy, and what’s with the asymmetry? Rorquals part III
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  • Even small changes in the oceanographic conditions in the Southern Ocean, the circumpolar sea around Antarctica, could affect southern right whale population dynamics.
  • Just last year, an apparent bowhead-right whale hybrid was photographed in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia.
  • The bowhead is a single species - closely related to the right whale - and is remarkable for being the only baleen whale to spend all its time in Arctic waters. BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition
  • A southern right whale surfaces in the waters near the Argentinian village of Puerto Piramides on June 17.
  • Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comblike incrustation on the top of the mass -- this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the "crown," and the Southern fishers the "bonnet" of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch. Moby Dick: or, the White Whale
  • Central to this image is the eye of a baby southern right whale. The young whale sticks close to its mother as they navigate Patagonia's Nuevo Gulf before the spring migration to Antarctica.
  • The mutual curiosity that exists between an adolescent right whale and a boatful of human observers makes whale-watching an activity of an entirely different nature than, say, bird-watching - or even people-watching.
  • Ship collisions and entanglement in fishing gear now make up 50 percent of known right whale deaths.
  • The right whale gets its name from whalers who deemed it a particularly good species to hunt, because it floats after being killed.
  • Strikes by ships and entanglement in some types of fishing gear are the biggest threats to the endangered right whales.
  • They also present certain osteological differences from the right whales; the latter have the whole of the seven cervical vertebrae anchylosed, that is to say generally, for sometimes the seventh is free. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
  • Take a whale watching tour and see more kinds of whales more often than anywhere else - playful humpbacks, giant finbacks, and maybe even the rare right whale!
  • After surfacing from our dive there, we spotted two southern right whales.
  • The remaining indigenous mammals are all marine, comprising whales and seals, and include Southern right whale (Balaena glacialis), rare sightings of sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), orca (Orcinus orca), the most common whale observed at Macquarie Island, and long fin pilot whale (Globicephala melaena), the only other whale to be seen in any numbers around Macquarie Island. MacQuarie Island, Australia
  • Sea life on the rocky walls isn't all that benefits: humpback, finback and right whales are all common here, as are dolphins and seals.
  • Right whales are large baleen whales, meaning that instead of teeth they have bonelike plates, which they use to strain food from large gulps of water.
  • Today the biggest threat facing right whales is collisions with ships and entanglement in fishing gear.
  • Marine Mammal - In 1985, Georgia adopted a state Marine Mammal, the Right Whale.
  • Right whales in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans were hunted nearly to extinction before coming under international protection in 1949.
  • In chapter 15, "The Right Whale's Head," the narrator says that the Right Whale is a Stoic and the Sperm Whale is a Platonian, referring to two classical schools of philosophy.
  • But they have never seen something so deeply embedded or tried to remove a line at sea from the notoriously powerful Right whale which can be dangerous when angry.
  • Numbering well under 50, the eastern North Pacific right whale --which can reach up to 18 metres (60 feet) in length -- falls below theIUCN's threshold of likely viability as a species.

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