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 North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica)




North Pacific Right Whale | Eubalaena japonica photo
North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica)

Photograph by John Durban, NOAA. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

North Pacific Right Whale | Eubalaena japonica photo
North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) - closeup of the closed blowholes, callosities and barnacles.Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, California

Photograph by Jim Scarff. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

North Pacific Right Whale | Eubalaena japonica photo
North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) - the smooth-edged flukes.

Photograph by Jim Scarff. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

NORTH PACIFIC RIGHT WHALE FACTS

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".

Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Cetacea
Family:Balaenidae
Genus:Eubalaena
Species:japonica
Common Name:North Pacific Right Whale


Relatives in same Genus
  North Atlantic Right Whale (E. glacialis)