22 Jun '11, 8pm

Eureka! A Roaming Bowhead Whale: An Arctic research expedition spots its first bowhead off the Greenland coast a...

Eureka! A Roaming Bowhead Whale: An Arctic research expedition spots its first bowhead off the Greenland coast a...

Balaena mysticetus is her formal name, but you can call her bowhead. She’s about the length of two big yellow school buses parked end to end and a bit on the heavy side, around 100 tons with a two-foot-thick layer of blubber. Bowhead is hardly an accidental nickname, as her head makes up a third of of her total body length and her mouth is the largest of any whale species, big enough for a tongue weighing nearly one ton. Outi Tervo A research team photographed and recorded the underwater vocalizations of a bowhead whale off the coast of Greenland. Outi Tervo, one of two marine biologists on a monthlong marine expedition studying whale migrations, couldn’t have been more delighted to see her. Sailing on the Arctic Endeavor, its narrow research vessel, the team spotted its first whale around midnight last Friday off the western coast of Greenland. The group was able to both ...

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