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What does balleen mean in referance to Right Whale craft.?


iceng2 years ago
Balleen is the filter  the whale uses to catch schools of fish in its
huge mouth ( keep the  fish drain the water )

During the whaling era these whales were the wright ( RIGHT ) whales
to hunt and kill as opposed to the other species of wrong whales .

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lemonie iceng2 years ago
I thought that whales ate larvae / krill, small-things whatever... (not fish). Sperm-whales eat squid, Orca eat seals etc, do any whales eat fish?

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iceng lemonie2 years ago
Sure do.eat small swarms of fish.

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lemonie iceng2 years ago
I've been educated, thank you.

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lemonie2 years ago
Why are you asking this question on a DIY site?

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Kiteman2 years ago
Balleen is what these whales have instead of teeth - it hangs in sheets around the front of the jaw, filtering food from the mouthfuls of water they take in.