Home > Mammals > Cetaceans
North Atlantic Right Whale

North Atlantic Right Whale and calf
North Atlantic Right Whale and calf


North Atlantic Right Whale Range Map (N Atlantic Ocean)
North Atlantic Right Whale Range Map
(North Atlantic Ocean)


Latin Name Eubalaena glacialis
Conservation Status Endangered
Location North Atlantic Ocean
Colour Dark Grey/Black
Length 10 - 17 m (33 - 56 ft)
Weight 40 - 80 tonnes (39.5 - 79 tons)
Life Expectancy - Yrs

Main Characteristics


North Atlantic Right Whales are between 10 and 17 m (33 - 56 ft) in length and they weigh between 40 and 80 tonnes (39.5 - 79 tons).

Habitat

North Atlantic Right Whales are found in the north Atlantic Ocean.

Diet

North Atlantic Right Whales feed on crustaceans.

Breeding

North Atlantic Right Whales give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of approximately 12 months.

The birthing interval for North Atlantic Right Whales is 3 - 6 years.

Predators


Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the North Atlantic Right Whale.

Interesting Facts

North Atlantic Right Whales are also known as:
Northern Right Whale
Black Right Whale

Right Whales are among the slowest swimming whales.

To read an article and see some fantastic images of Right Whales Continue>

Similar Animals

Bowhead Whale
North Pacific Right Whale
Southern Right Whale
Pygmy Right Whale
 


Contact         About         Glossary         Site Map         Privacy Policy

CC 2006 - 2014 theanimalfiles.com