Baleen Whale Information
Blue Whale Profile
Learn about the blue whale - the largest animal in the world. Facts about the blue whale in this profile include what blue whales eat, how they reproduce, and how many blue whales are left in the world.
Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)
Learn about the bowhead whale - a cold-water whale that lives in the Arctic. Bowheads are still hunted by natives whalers in the Arctic.
Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera brydei)
Learn about the Bryde's whale, one type of baleen whale. Bryde's whales are a medium-sized, streamlined baleen whale. Learn how Bryde's whales are classified, what they eat, where they live, how they reproduce and their conservation status.
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
The fin whale is the world's second-largest species. Fin whales are a streamlined animal and the only mammal known to be asymmetrically-colored. Learn about this interesting species here.
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus)
Information about the gray whale, including where the gray whale lives, its natural history, feeding, reproduction and conservation status.
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are found in all the world's oceans. Learn about the humpback whale and its behavior.
Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), are the smallest baleen whale in North American waters and the second-smallest baleen whale worldwide. Learn about their distribution, reproduction and conservation status.
Learn the 3 species right whales: the North Atlantic right whale, North Pacific right whale and the southern right whale, including where they are found and recent population estimates.
North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
The North Atlantic right whale’s Latin name, Eubalaena glacialis, translates to “true whale of the ice.” The name is appropriate because whalers considered it the “right” whale to hunt. Right whales have been protected from whalers since the 1930’s but have been slow to recover, making them one of the most endangered whale species with only an...
Omura's Whale (Balaenoptera omurai)
Omura's whale is a baleen whale "discovered" in 2003. This species, which lives in the Pacific Ocean, was previously thought to be a smaller form of the Bryde's whale.he Bryde's whale.
Sei Whale Profile
Facts about the sei whale, including where they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)
The southern right whale is one of 3 right whale species. The other two are the North Atlantic right whale and North Pacific right whale. The southern right whale has the curious habit of "sailing" in strong winds by lifting its huge tail flukes above the water surface. Learn facts about the southern right whale, including its habitat and...
Types of Baleen Whales
Learn about the 14 species of baleen whales, including information on size, identification and where they live. Click through to profiles of each species to learn even more.
North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica)
The North Pacific right whale is one of the most endangered marine mammals. It is found in the North Pacific Ocean off Alaska and Russia. Learn more about the North Pacific right whale - where it lives, what it eats, how it reproduces and its conservation status.
Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)
Facts about the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), which was declared a species in the late 1990's.
Blue Whale Facts
Facts about the blue whale - the world's largest animal.
Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)
Learn about the pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata), one of the rarest whales in the world.