Pygmy Right Whale Pictures

 
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Pygmy Right Whale Photos - The Smallest of the Baleen Whales

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The pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata is found only in the southern hemisphere. It is a small whale, growing to around 18 feet and it is one of the least known cetaceans. Gray in color, they can rarely be seen in groups of up to eight, but it is more usual to see them alone or in pairs, or with pods of dolphin. They are the smallest of the baleen whales and feed mosty on various copepods.

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Picture of a pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata, off New Zealand, South Pacific

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Stock photo of whales clockwise top left, strap-toothed, Mesoplodon layardii, dwarf sperm, Kogia simus, false killer, Pseudorca crassidens, long-finned pilot, Globicephala melas, center: pygmy right, Caperea marginata

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Picture of the pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata. The dorsal fin distinguishes this from true right whales, off New Zealand, South Pacific

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Picture of a pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata, illustration

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