southern right whale
subarctic oceans, temperate waters during breeding season
50 years (estimated)
Length: 47 ft // Weight: 51,000 lbs
- Southern right whales have baleen teeth that help them filter feed.
- They have been observed interacting with dolphins and Humpback whales.
- Calves weigh over 3,000 pounds at birth.
- Killer wales, kelp gulls, Great White sharks are known natural predators of Southern right whales.
- Southern right whales do not have a dorsal fin, like other right whales.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Infraorder: Cetacea Family: Balaenidae Genus: Eubalaena Species: E. australis
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