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Rorquals: Balaenopteridae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Rorquals And People, Conservation Status, Blue Whale (balaenoptera Musculu): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT


BLUE WHALE (Balaenoptera musculu): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NORTHERN MINKE WHALE (Balaenoptera acutorostrata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HUMPBACK WHALE (Megaptera novaeangliae): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Rorquals are found in all of the oceans of the world and the seas that connect to these oceans. They do not live in the parts of the Arctic and Antarctic Ocean that are covered by ice, since they must come to the surface to breathe. Rorquals are more often found in shallower parts of the ocean that are closer to land. These areas are called continental shelves.

Rorquals can be seen most often in open waters over continental shelves. They can sometimes be found in bays and inlets near land.

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