Narwhal

NARWHAL – Tusked Whale of the Arctic Monodon monoceros Linnaeus, 1758 DERIVATION: from the Greek monos for one-single, odon for tooth, and keros for horn. One of the most fascinating and unusual creatures of the whale family is the arctic-dwelling whale with a tusk, the narwhal. An animal of legend and myth, the narwhal is undoubtedly the basis for the …

STW Resources

About Whales “Cetaceans” is a collective term that includes the aquatic mammals: whales, dolphins and porpoises. There are two types of cetaceans: those with teeth and those with baleen. The order Cetacea is divided into three subgroups: The Odontoceti or “toothed whales,” including 65 or more living species of dolphins, porpoises and whales (sperm whales, belugas, narwhals and beaked whales). All …

Beluga or White Whale

BELUGA or WHITE WHALE Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) DERIVATION: from the Greek delphinos for “dolphin,” a for “without,” pteron for “fin,” and leukos for “white.” Bird-like chirps, whistles, and squeals (listen to them here) – wherever belugas are found – the sea is alive with their sounds. Whalers gave them the name, “Sea Canaries,” and this clamor can be heard …

Whales

Whales (Toothed and Baleen) Toothed Whales Beluga or White Whale Blainville’s Beaked Whale Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Killer Whale (largest member of Dolphin Family) Melon-Headed Whale Narwhal Pilot Whale Sperm Whale Sperm Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, Pygmy Stejneger’s Beaked Whale True’s Beaked Whale Baleen Whales Blue Whale Bowhead Whale Fin Whale Gray Whale Humpback Whale Minke Whale North Atlantic Right Whale …

Letters

Letters and emails from children and adults Please accept this donation from my son, Gabriel, who is 8 years old and saves some of his allowance so that he may make an annual donation to the cause of his choice.  He has chosen your organization for this year’s contribution.  Please let him know the joy of giving by acknowledging his …

About Whales

“Cetaceans” is a collective term that includes the aquatic mammals: whales, dolphins and porpoises. There are two types of cetaceans: those with teeth and those with baleen. The order Cetacea is divided into three subgroups: The Odontoceti or “toothed whales,” including 65 or more living species of dolphins, porpoises and whales (sperm whales, belugas, narwhals and beaked whales). All of …