Eubalaena_glacialis_with_calfOrder Cetartiodactyla

Family Balaenidae

Scientific Name

Eubalaena glacialis

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The north Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whales in the world.

Size and Weight

Length: 13–16 m (43–52 ft)

Weight: 40,000 to 70,000 kg (44 to 77 short tons)

Largest specimen ever recorded: 18.2 m (60 ft) long and 106,000 kg (234,000 lb)

Habitat

Data Deficient

Distribution

Denmark Strait, New York, Georgia, Florida, Gulf of Maine, Campobello Island, St. Lawrence Island, Cape Breton Island, Long Island Sound, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay.

Diet

Copepods, small invertebrates including pteropods, larval barnacles, krill

Reproduction

Data Deficient

Western Population

400

Baby Name

Calf

Lifespan

50 years

Speed

10 mph

Nature

Sociable

Conservation Status

Endangered

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