1 Tahrcountry Musings: Bowhead whales re-surfaces in the Arctic

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bowhead whales re-surfaces in the Arctic

Several Bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) have been observed near Svalbard Archipelago ( Norway) where they have been spotted only a few times in the last several decades. This gives fresh hope about this Endangered species. Bowhead whales are believed to live to be 200+ years old and are named after their enormous bow-shaped mouths. These whales live in Northern Hemisphere waters near the edge of the Arctic ice shelf.

1 comment:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Amidst all the depressing news that we get on the nature front this is indeed heart warming