31 Dec '16, 11pm

My name comes from the shape of my jaw, which resembles an archer’s bow. https://t.co/fMFEXGgj8C

My name comes from the shape of my jaw, which resembles an archer’s bow. https://t.co/fMFEXGgj8C

Instead of teeth, I have about 350 large baleen plates that filter seawater so I can eat small animals, including zooplankton. I don’t like venturing too far from home. Unlike many other whales, I stay in the Arctic all year instead of migrating south for the winter. But, I don’t mind the Arctic cold all year long because I have a very thick layer of blubber that helps me stay warm in the Arctic’s coldest months. I’m considered a loner, spending most of my time by myself. But on rare occasions, I’ll travel with some friends in a small pod.

Full article: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/places/arctic/arctic-fact...

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