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What are 4 types of whales called?
All whales and dolphins can be divided into two categories: baleen whales and toothed whales. Toothed whales include the sperm whale, beaked whales, dolphins, porpoises and the beluga whale and narwhal.
What are different types of whales called?
19 Types of Whales
- Blue Whale: Balaenoptera Musculus.
- Fin Whale: Balaenoptera Physalus.
- Sei Whale: Balaenoptera Borealis.
- Humpback Whale: Megaptera Novaeangliae.
- Bowhead Whale: Balaena Mysticetus.
- North Atlantic Right Whale: Eubalaena Glacialis.
- Southern Right Whale: Eubalaena Australis.
How many species of whale are there?
There are around 90 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, known collectively as ‘cetaceans’. From the enormous blue whale to the tiny vaquita and Hector’s dolphin, you will find information and amazing facts about many of these incredible creatures in our species guide.
What are the 3 main types of Cetacea?
Cetaceans are divided into three main groups or sub-orders, one of which is extinct: the archaeoceti (the archaeocetes or ancient whales, which are extinct), mysticeti (the mysticetes or baleen whales) and odontoceti (the odontocetes or toothed whales).
Do killer whales eat humans?
In fact, there have been no known cases of killer whales eating a human to our knowledge. In many cases, killer whales aren’t considered a threat to most people. For the most part, killer whales appear to be quite friendly creatures and have been the main attraction at aquarium parks such as sea world for decades.
What is the fastest whale ever?
4. Fin whales are named for their prominent, hooked dorsal fins found near their tails. 5. Fin whales are the fastest of all great whales capable of swimming up to 23 miles per hour (23 kmph).
What is the rarest whale?
the spade-toothed whale
Based on its scarcity, only two intact animals having been seen in the last 140 years, the spade-toothed whale is the world’s rarest whale.
What is the largest cetacean?
the blue whale
That distinction goes to the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the largest animal on Earth. The orca’s (Orcinus orca) size of up to 31 feet (9.4 meters) makes it the largest dolphin.
What is the most famous whale?
After being “discovered” by Hollywood and becoming a movie star, Keiko attained celebrity status as the most famous whale in the world.
Has a dolphin ever killed a human?
When in December 1994 two male swimmers, Wilson Reis Pedroso and João Paulo Moreira, were harassing and possibly attempting to restrain Tião, in a beach of Caraguatatuba, the dolphin broke the ribs of Pedroso and killed Moreira, who was later found to be drunk.
Why do killer whales not eat humans?
There are a few theories about why orcas don’t attack humans in the wild, but they generally come down to the idea that orcas are fussy eaters and only tend to sample what their mothers teach them is safe. Since humans would never have qualified as a reliable food source, our species was never sampled.
What is the 2 biggest animal in the world?
The fin whale is the second largest animal to ever live, in the entire history of Earth. Reaching lengths of at least 85 feet (26 m) and weights of 80 tons, this species is second only to its close relative, the blue whale.
What are the names of different types of whales?
Beaked Whales (Ziphiidae)
What is a good name for a whale?
The best whale names are for a distinct mark on the underside of its tail or other part of its body.
Can you name all the types of whales?
How Many Different Types of Whales Are There? Beaked Whales (Ziphiidae) Dwarf and Pygmy Sperm Whales (Kogiidae) Sperm Whales (Physeteroidea) Belugas and Narwhals (Monodontidae) Grey Whales (Eschrichtiidae) Pygmy Right Whales (Cetotheriidae) Right Whales (Balaenidae) Rorquals (Balaenopteridae)
What does a killer whale common name?
With their striking black and white markings and prevalence at marine parks, the killer whale, also known as the orca or Orcinus orca, is probably one of the most easily-recognized cetacean species. The largest of the dolphin species, orcas live in oceans and seas around the world and can grow to 32 feet long and weigh up to six tons.