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- another term for bowhead
- ‘Bowhead whales used to be referred to as Greenland whales and sometimes even Greenland right whales.’
- ‘Bowheads, also known as Greenland right whales, are baleen whales, meaning that instead of teeth they have bonelike plates that they use to strain food from gulps of water.’
- ‘As many as 20 people lived in these tiny houses, hunting Greenland whales and using their vertebrae to build the houses.’
- ‘As opposed to other species of baleen whale, the Greenland right whale lives in the Arctic its whole life.’
- ‘In 2006, researchers from the the Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of Oslo searched for Greenland whales in the area between Greenland and Svalbard, and they counted only 20.’
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