The biology of small whales

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Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute , [San Diego, Ca
Whales., Globicep
StatementWilliam E. Evans.
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15482923M

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The book discusses a variety of whales one by one so readers learn to tell the differences between a blue whale and a humpback whale, among others, and what makes each of these whales unique. Packed with facts and playful in tone, this book is a must-have for young and curious nature lovers.

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They have small flippers and a small fluke. When white whales are born they are creamy-grey in colour, but turn dark grey rapidly. They are approximately cm long and weigh 50–60 kg. Among the 72 toothed whale species in existence (and among all whale species), the dwarf sperm whale is the smallest with a length of nearly nine feet.

This small toothed whale weighs between to lbs on average. Dwarf sperm whales have a stocky appearance that narrows down the closer you get to their tails and flukes.

Biography. Micheline Jenner is a marine biologist and co-founder of the Centre for Whale Research (Western Australia) Inc., an organisation whose research is represented in more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

She has studied humpback and blue whales and conducted biodiversity and cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) observation surveys since Whale Biology Part of the Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition. Whales: Giants of the Deep.

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The killer whale. In biology, homology is similarity due to shared ancestry between a pair of structures or genes in different taxa.A common example of homologous structures is the forelimbs of vertebrates, where the wings of bats and birds, the arms of primates, the front flippers of whales and the forelegs of four-legged vertebrates like dogs and crocodiles are all derived from the same ancestral tetrapod.

Your book Sperm Whales: The flow of information is what biology is about. Without information getting from one animal or plant to another, there would be no life.

We as biologists have. Whale skulls have small eye orbits, long snouts (with the exception of monodontids and ziphiids) and eyes placed on the sides of its head.

Whales range in size from the metre ( ft) and kilogram ( lb) dwarf sperm whale to the metre ( ft) and metric-ton (short-ton) blue whale. He earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology with a focus in paleontology from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the evolution of aquatic mammals from terrestrial ancestors, including cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses).

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The development of a relatively small forestomach in minke whales, compared to ruminants, may reflect an adaptation to a carnivorous diet and does not necessarily indicate a reduced importance of microbial digestion in these animals.

Acknowledgement This study was supported by the Norwegian Research Council, grant no. References 1. Whale Book.” Whale “fun facts” can become section dividers for the book.

While progressing through the whale study, students will be referring back to the sheets for various information or use them in other activities, such as Activity 3: Whale Families.

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Classification of whales Whales are mammals and share certain features with mammals, such. The two parvorders, baleen whales (Mysticeti) and toothed whales (Odontoceti), are thought to have diverged around thirty-four million years ago.

Baleen whales have bristles made of keratin instead of bristles filter krill and other small invertebrates from seawater. Grey whales feed on bottom-dwelling mollusks.

Rorqual family (balaenopterids) use throat pleats to expand their mouths.The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen is one of the larger rorqual species, with adults ranging in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weighing around 25–30 t (28–33 short tons).

The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular.Humpback whales filter-feed on small crustaceans (mostly krill) and small fish, consuming up to 2, pounds of food per day.

Humpback whales use various techniques to help them herd, corral, and disorient their prey, which can involve the use of bubbles, sounds, and even their pectoral fins.