General information

Below is a picture of a bowhead whale just northeast of Point Barrow, feeding on its side with its mouth wide open. The rostrum (or tip of the upper jaw) is noted and the tip of the lower jaw can be seen near the lower left of the image. The left eye and pectoral flipper are identified, and the baleen plates can be seen between the two jaws. Maximum baleen length is clearly less than maximum jaw opening.

Studies on Bowhead Feeding


Banner photo credit: Qulliuq Pebley. Bowheads feeding near Cooper Island, August 2016

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