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Southern Right Whale

Southern Right Whale

Southern Right Whale Range Map (Southern Oceans)
Southern Right Whale Range Map
(Southern Oceans)

Southern Right Whale Tail Fluke

Southern Right Whale
Latin Name Eubalaena australis
Conservation Status Conservation Dependent
Location Southern Oceans
Colour Dark Grey/Black
Length 10 - 17 m (33 - 56 ft)
Weight 40 - 80 tonnes (39.5 - 79 tons)
Life Expectancy - Yrs

Main Characteristics

Southern 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).


Southern Right Whales are found in southern oceans.


Southern Right Whales feed on crustaceans.


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



There are no subspecies of the Southern Right Whale.

Interesting Facts

Right Whales are among the slowest swimming whales.

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

A southern right whale breached onto a yacht off the coast of South Africa. To read more and see images Continue>

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North Pacific Right Whale
North Atlantic Right Whale
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