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Types of whales: Mystacoceti or toothless cetaceans
Types of whales: Mystacoceti or toothless cetaceans
Resource Typeimage
TitleTypes of whales: Mystacoceti or toothless cetaceans
Coverage / Year1972
DescriptionDrawing, pen and ink
InterpretationThe Mystacoceti or baleen whales are characterized by the presence of plates of whalebone (baleen) in their mouths. The fringed edges of the baleen act as a sieve through which water is strained to remove small animals on which the whales feed.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWhaling Slide Show;
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics; 17 Geography;
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceThe Whale: Mighty Monarch of the Sea by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Diole, 304 p., 1972 (p.263)
Subject / KeywordsWhales; Whale; Whaling
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
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