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North Pacific Right Whale

North Pacific Right Whale


North Pacific Right Whale


The size of a North Pacific Right Whale compared to an average human
The size of a North Pacific Right Whale
compared to an average human

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


Latin Name Eubalaena japonica
Conservation Status Endangered
Location North Pacific 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 Pacific 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 Pacific Right Whales are found in the north Pacific Ocean.

Diet

North Pacific Right Whales feed on crustaceans.

Breeding

North Pacific Right Whales give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of approximately 12 months. The youngster will stay with its mother for 1 year.

Predators


Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the North Pacific Right Whale.

Interesting Facts

The estimated population of North Pacific Right Whales is between 100 and 300 individuals. They are thought to be the most endangered whale on earth.

Right Whales are among the slowest swimming whales.

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