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

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iceng (author)2012-04-24

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 (author)iceng2012-04-25

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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lemonie (author)iceng2012-04-26

I've been educated, thank you.

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lemonie (author)2012-04-25

Why are you asking this question on a DIY site?

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Kiteman (author)2012-04-24

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.

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