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Definition of Bowhead

Bowhead
Bowhead Bow"head`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Bal[ae]na mysticetus). See Baleen, and Whale.

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- The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a species of baleen whale belonging to the family Balaenidae and the only living representative of the genus...
- relied heavily on the bowhead whale for survival because bowhead whales swim slowly and sleep near the water's surface. Bowhead whales served many purposes...
- Subsistence hunting of the bowhead whale is permitted by the International Whaling Commission, under limited conditions. While whaling is banned in most...
- are also smaller numbers killed of gray whales, sei whales, fin whales, bowhead whales, Bryde's whales, sperm whales and humpback whales. Recent scientific...
- species, the bowhead whale (B . mysticetus). It was named in 1758 by Linnaeus, who at the time considered all of the right whales (and the bowhead) as a single...
- Dutch in 1619 as one of Europe's northernmost outposts. With the local bowhead whale po****tion soon decimated and whaling developed into a pelagic industry...
- whales (genus Eubalaena), and in a separate genus, the closely related bowhead whale (genus Balaena). Baleen whales belong to a monophyletic lineage of...
- and blubber. Muktuk is most often made from the skin and blubber of the bowhead whale, although the beluga and the narwhal are also used. Usually eaten...
- Nunavut, Canada. Arviat ("place of the bowhead whale") is derived from the Inuktitut word arviq meaning "Bowhead whale". Earlier in history, its name was...
- and moose. The coastal Iñupiat hunt walrus, seals, beluga whales, and bowhead whales. Cautiously, polar bear also is hunted. The capture of a whale benefits...
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