Baleen Whale


Common name : Whalebone whale

Scientific name : Mysticeti

Native to : Oceans worldwide

Interesting fact : They use sound forcommunication and are known to ‘sing’during breeding season.

Conservation status : Endangered

Baleen whales, a group of 15 species, including one of the largest animals, the blue whale, feed on the smallest fish like krill by filter feeding. They do this with baleen plates made of keratin, that hang like bristles from their upper jaws. Other favourites are herring, pollack and plankton. Two blowholes keep the water away when they breathe.

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