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  • Blue Whale Like Other Mammals
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    The Blue Whale Balaenoptera Musculus, or the blue whale, is the largest mammal in the world. This enormous mammal can grow to be 110 feet long and weigh as much as 190 tons. That's longer than two city buses and the total weight of 30 elephants. This giant is powered by a heart the size of a taxi-cab. The blue whale's of the Antarctic grow larger than those of the Northern Hemisphere. Also, the females tend to be slightly larger than the males of the same age. These mammals are bluish-gray in co...
  • History Of The Regulated Whaling Industry
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    A paper by Bryan Tobias Introduction The following paper is about the resumption of whaling by Norway with a focus on the American attitude towards whaling in general. Whaling is a very sensitive issue for many people, including myself. There are many people who feel that whales are highly intelligent mammals, akin to humanity in many ways. They cite the fact that whales mate for life, the size of the average whales brain, and the proof that whales communicate with one another; all of these trai...
  • Decreased Whale Population
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    Moby Dick: Comparing Whaling Now to the Occupation in the Nineteenth Century The whaling industry has drastically changed technologically and politically from the time depicted in Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby Dick to the present. New harpoons, faster motor ships, and shore butchering stations have made whaling safer and quicker than Melville could have ever imagined. These changes are due largely to new technology and the increased value for whale products. The new methods of whaling have a...
  • Large Blue Whale
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    People generally think that the largest animals ever to live on earth were the dinosaurs, but even those giants were not as huge as the blue whale that is still alive today. Named for its blue-gray color, this huge cetacean may grow to be roughly 30.5 m (100 ft) long and weigh more that 108,000 kg (120 tons). Its close relatives include the smaller fin, humpback, sei, Bryde's, and minke whales. The blue whale and its relatives are called baleen whales because they have a feeding structure known ...
  • Cheaper Whale Meat From Norway
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    The Whaling Ban Should Not Be Lifted In this essay, I will argue that Japan and Norway should not continue whaling and trading in whale meat. Each year, Japan kills around 700 whales for what it claims is research, while the meat is being sold in restaurants and shops. If there are to be whales at all for future generations to enjoy, then this excessive whaling has got to stop. Not only is Japan over-whaling, it is importing cheaper whale meat from Norway because of its cheaper prices. The hunti...
  • Northern Hemisphere Blue Whales
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    The Blue whale is the largest creature of the sea, in fact, it is the largest creature known to man. Contrary to what most people think, even though Blue whales live in the sea, they are mammals. They breathe air, have their babies born alive and can live anywhere from 30 to 70 years. The Blue whale is a baleen whale, and instead of having teeth, Blue whales have around 300-400 baleen plates in their mouths. They fall under the category of the rorquals, which are the largest of the baleen family...
  • 329 New Bedford Whale Ships
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    When seventeenth-century settlers brought their knowledge of the ancient European whaling industry to the shores of New England, they were not the first to hunt the great beasts. Native Americans who lived along the coasts of the continent used carcasses of dead whales that washed up on shore for food, oil, and they used the bone for making canoes to pursue whales that swam into shallow coastal waters. As the Mayflower sailed into Plymouth harbor in 1620, many whales swam near the ship, one fact...
  • Whale's Initial Blow To The Ship
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    In the Heart of the Sea What caused an 85 ton Sperm whale to crash into the side of the Essex, causing one of the most disastrous and tragic accidents in maritime history? Was this a calculated attack? Did it see the whaling ship as an unwanted rival in its territory? Did the crew of the Essex have anything to do with the whales's por adic behavior? Or was this simply an unexplainable act of nature's unpredictability? On November 20, 1820 the crew of the Essex spotted an unusual sight, an extrem...
  • Brain Of The Sperm Whale
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    the blue whale heart is the size of a small car, the major arteries leading from the heart a small child can stand it! g This is an example about amazing whale fact. I focused about previous amazing facts on whales, dolphins, and porpoises in this research paper. As we knows, whales are one of the most intelligent mammal in the ocean. There are two kinds of whale, one is toothed whales and the other one is baleen whale. The third largest whale in the world is the sperm whale. It is the biggest t...
  • Whaling Boats
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    Moby Dick is an extremely long novel written by Herman Melville. This book is an epic tale of a crazed sea captain hunting the whale that bit off his leg told through the eyes of a school teacher. As the story begins Ishmael is at the local boating dock looking for work. Ishmael being a school teacher has allot of time off as of the moment because the school is at recess, for what reason i don't know. He is in a tavern talking amongst the whalers. He asks if they know of any ships on witch he co...
  • Southern Right Whale In A Separate Species
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    Whale weighs as much as 20 elephants but lives beneath the sea. The blue whale is Earth's largest animal. Larger than the largest of ancient dinosaurs, blue whales can grow to be more than 100 feet (30 meters) long and weigh nearly 150 tons. Not all whales are so large. The much smaller pilot whale grows to about 28 feet (8.5 meters) in length. And dolphins, which belong to the whale family, range only from 3 to 13 feet (1 to 4 meters). Although whales spend their lives in the sea, they are, lik...
  • Makah Whale
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    Why the Makah Indians hunt whales:" Whales provide us with the food for our bodies, bones for our tools and implements and spirits for our souls."We haven't hunted the whale for 70 years but have hunted them in our hearts and in our minds."Whales are a central focus of our culture today as they have been from the beginning of time". This has been a tradition of the Makah Indians for more than 2000 years. They had to stop in 1926 due to the scarcity of gray whales. But their abundance now makes i...
  • Behavior Of Humpback Whales
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    1. Introduction Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) annually migrate from their summer feeding grounds off southeast Alaska to winter in waters off the Hawaiian Islands, Baja California Sur, Mexico and northern Japan (Baker and Darling). The number of humpback whales in the Hawaiian waters generally peaks from mid-February through mid-March (Baker & Herman, 1984). Calving and breeding is an important function of humpback whales while wintering at lower latitudes (Herman and Herman et al., 1...
  • Makah In Traditional Rights To The Whale
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    The Makah Indian Whaling: Indigenous Right or Environmental Injustice by x Abstract For hundreds of centuries, the Makah Indians have revolved their culture and traditions around whaling. It has been part of their tradition as long as the tribe has ever existed. In the early part of this century the Makah voluntarily abandoned the whale hunt in recognition of the precarious situation of the gray whale. When the whale was listed as an endangered species in 1969 the hunt was officially banned. The...
  • Gray Whale Population
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    Introduction Whale is a large mammal that lives its entire life in water. Like other mammals, whales have a large highly developed brain and nurse their young with milk. Whales resemble fish in many ways, but they are not. Fishes are cold blooded and breathe underwater using gills. Whale maintains a warm, constant body temperature of about 37 degrees Celsius (about 99 degrees Fahrenheit) and breathes underwater using lungs. Unlike fish, whales move their tails up and down when they swim instead ...
  • Whale Meat Like Japan
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    The United States views whaling very differently than Japan does. The first whale hunters were in the prehistoric times. At first they would just kill and eat beached whales. That became such a habit that they started hunting them. Most whale hunters use harpoons, guns, lances, or bombs that blow up inside the whale. They use catcher boats, or kayaks. In 1925, whalers developed factory ships that could hold 12 catcher boats and a crew of about 400. In 1931, the International Whaling Convention b...
  • Its Large Populations Of Killer Whales
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    Killer whales or Orca inhabit all oceans from the tropics to the edge of the polar ice pack. Throughout this vast range, only one species is recognized (Orcinus orca). The largest known concentrations of killer whales are found in the cooler coastal waters of both hemispheres. Norway, Japan, the Antarctic and our Pacific coast have such concentrations. British Columbia is distinguished by its large populations of killer whales, which are predictably found in sheltered, accessible waters. More th...
  • 300 Whales For Research And The Meat
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    During the austral summer a giant selection of phytoplankton blooms bringing billions upon billions of krill to the Southern Ocean, which also attracts many whales. Whalers in the late 1800's to the early 1900's relished this season, coming and catching as many whales as they could find. Today's whalers hunt the whales in moderation and hunt the whales for research as well as the bones, oil / blubber and meat they were hunter for when whaling first began. When whaling first began all whaling was...
  • Makah Never Kill A Whale
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    UDL 2003-2004 Core Files 1/1 Aff / Makah Whaling Table of Contents Makah Whaling Affirmative Table of Contents 75 Makah Whaling 1 AC 76 Inherency Extensions 82 Extensions to Harms: Makah Undermines US Credibility 83 Extensions to Harms: Whale Extinction 84 Extensions to Harms: Human Extinction 85 Extensions to Solvency: US Key to Whaling Ban 86 Extensions to Solvency: Doesn't Violate Treaty 87 Extensions to Solvency: Moral Imperative 88 Answers to: "Ban Not Enforced" 89 Answers to: "Racism" 90 A...
  • Gray's Beaked Whale
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    There are a great many species of whales inhabiting the sea. Whales are mammals, which breathe air with lungs, have warm blood and bear live young. These animals descended from land mammals about fifty million years ago developing into the various types they are today (Barker, Mark). The scientific name for these creatures is cetacean, which then branches into seven families. Each of the families goes by a name, the gray whale, the rorqual, the right, the sperm and the white whale. The other fam...

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