Cetaceans - North Pacific Right Whales (Eubalaena japonica)
Right whales are large, rotund, black whales with large heads, long rostrums, and no dorsal fins. They can grow up to 53 feet (16.2 meters) long. Right whales have distinguishing callosities which are the best identification both for the species and for individual right whale. The North Pacific Right whale is seriously endangered, with modern estimates of their population numbered at 30 individuals. It is considered the most endangered stock of large whales in the world.
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