All About Baleen Whales
Baleen Whales are part of the order of large aquatic
animals, called Cetacea, that have flippers, a horizontally
flattened tail a breathing spout and no hind limbs.
The Cetacea scientific order includes: whales, dolphins
and porpoises. The word “cetacean” comes from the Greek
word for whale, “ketos”.
Cetaceans are divided into two suborders: the Odontoceti
(toothed whales) and Mysticeti (baleen whales).
Typically female Baleen whales are about 5 percent
longer than males of the same species. Baleen whales
have well developed hearing, adapted to hearing underwater,
and adapted to hear lower frequency sounds.
Most species of baleen whales give birth to a single
calf, occasionally twins are born to baleen whales but
rarely are they able to survive due to a limited milk
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