sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis

by Matthews, L. Harrison

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Statementby L. Harrison Matthews.
SeriesDiscovery reports -- v. 17
LC ClassificationsQ115 .D7 v.17
The Physical Object
PaginationP. 183-290, [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages290
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Open LibraryOL20697598M

Largest of the sei whales. As the larger rorquals became scarce in recent decades, hunting pressure on sei, Bryde’s, and minke whales increased, largely in the Antarctic. Although heavily depleted, sei whales have recovered somewhat more successfully from hunting than other large baleen whales (Ref. ). Lesson, - Sei whale Distinctive Characteristics Sei whales can be confused with fin and Bryde's whales, both of which also have a prominent falcate dorsal 3 have typical rorqual body shapes. In both sei and Bryde's whales, the dorsal fin rises at a steep angle from the back. However, sei whales have only a single prominent ridge on the rostrum (Bryde's whales tend to have 3), and. [11] [7] The specific name is the Latin word borealis, meaning northern. The whales reach lengths of up to 20 metre s (66 ft) long and weigh up to 45 tonne s (50 tons). cite book | author = Reeves, R. | coauthors = G. Silber and M. Payne | title = Draft Recovery Plan for the Fin Whale "Balaenoptera physalus" and Sei Whale "Balaenoptera borealis" | publisher = National Marine Fisheries Service| year = | month.

The Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis, is a dark-gray, stream-lined baleen whale that is found worldwide except in polar swims in small pods of whales but larger groups may form at rich feeding grounds. It has very fine grey-black baleen that traps very small particles of food. and avoidance of Killer Whales may contribute to shifts in distribution. The Sei Whale is frequently observed in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Maine. The species is considered to be relatively abundant in the North Atlantic. Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis State Status: Endangered Federal Status: Endangered Natural Heritage & Endangered Species. From Balaena ("bowhead whale", from Latin balaena (“ whale ”)) and Ancient Greek πτερόν (pterón, “ wing ”), a reference to the long wing-like side fins of certain whales. Proper noun. Balaenoptera f. A taxonomic genus within the family Balaenopteridae – the rorqual whales. Hypernyms. Balaenoptera borealis. Stats: Weight: 44, - 66, lbs (20 - 30 tons) Length: - ft (12 - 16 m) Diet: Small schooling fish, krill and other plankton, and squid; Status: Endangered; Distribution: Sei Whale Range Species Fact: Sei whales are considered the fastest swimming cetaceans, reaching top speeds of mph ( km/hr). What.

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The SEI Whale, Balaenoptera Borealis: Discovery Reports, V17 Paperback – Ma by Leonard Harrison Matthews (Author)Author: Leonard Harrison Matthews. The Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis Lesson): 1. History, habits, external anatomy, osteology, and relationships. Anatomy of a foetus of Balaenopterus borealis (by.

The sei whale is a fast swimming rorqual of the family Balaenopteridae and can grow to 20 m in length. It can be found in all oceans.

The bristles of its baleen plates are distinctively fine, allowing it feed on small copepods. It undertakes large seasonal migrations from its warm water breeding grounds to more polar summer feeding by: The Sei whale, Balaenoptera Borealis.

[L Harrison Matthews] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 library. The sei whale is a typical, sleek rorqual (Fig. Sei whale is the third largest whale, reaching a maximum length of almost 20 m.

More typically it is 15 m, weighing 20 metric tons (Horwood, ). Identification at sea can be by: iv COSEWIC Executive Summary Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Species information The sei (pronounced “say”) whale (Balaenoptera borealis) is the third largest member of the Balaenopteridae family, after the blue (B.

musculus) and fin (B. physalus) name is an anglicization of “sejhval”, given by Norwegian. The sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) is smaller in size than the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), and can be distinguished from this similar species Balaenoptera borealis book it has symmetrical colouring on the lower parts of its head.

It is also similar to Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni), but has only one ridge Balaenoptera borealis book the upper surface of the head, whereas Bryde's whale has three. The 'blow' or spout of the. Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis SANDREYÐUR. The sei whale (Lat. Balaenoptera borealis) is 12½ m long in Icelandic waters.

The male weighs tons and the female tons. The main differences in appearance compared to the fin whale are the dark colour of the areas under the flippers and the fluke, the dorsal fin, which is situated. Sei Whale - Balaenoptera borealis.

Status: Endangered The ninth-largest living animal on the planet and yet can swim 35 miles per hour. Type: Mammal. Location: Found in virtually every ocean and sea in the world, especially the temperate waters in the mid latitudes of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Sei whales Balaenoptera borealis The biologist R.C. Haldane, writing inopined that the sei whale was the “most graceful of all whales, as its proportions are so perfect.” Sleek and slender, the sei is in fact similar in shape and proportions to the blue and fin whales, although it is substantially.

Pygmy Right Whale—Caperea marginata (Gray, ) Blue Whale—Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, ) Fin Whale—Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, ) Sei Whale—Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, ; Bryde’s Whale—Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, ; Omura’s Whale—Balaenoptera omurai Wada, Oishi, and Yamada, Best, P.B.

and C.H. Lockyer, Reproduction, growth and migrations of sei whales Balaenoptera borealis off the west coast of South Africa in the 's South African Journal of Marine Science, 24 p.

Gregr, E.J. and A.W. Trites. Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) Sei whale - Animal The sei whale is a baleen whale, the third-largest rorqual after the blue whale and the fin whale. It in. Balaenoptera borealis (Sei whale) Balaenoptera borealis.

(Sei whale) Content retrieved from Wikipedia, and managed by the Marine Mammal Science Education Committee. The sei whale (/ ˈseɪ /, Balaenoptera borealis) is a baleen whale, the third-largest rorqual after the blue whale and the fin whale.

Whalecome to our new whale of the month, the sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis!This mysterious baleen whale is the third largest of the rorqual family. It is also an endangered species that was hunted to near-extinction and is now slowly recovering. Here are a couple of cool facts about the sei whale.

Sei Whale – The “sardinheira” Sei Whale is the third largest animal after the Blue Whale and the Fin Whale. «Sei» is the Norwegian word for pollock Pollachius sp., a North Atlantic marine fish.

Sei whales are used to appear off the coast of Norway at the same time as the pollock do, both coming to. Established inthe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant by: 2.

Hello everyone. Hope you’re doing fine. 😀 Today the morning started with a beautiful and clean blue sky. It didn’t took long for the day to be even more brighter 😀 We saw a Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis), the first of this Summer season!. Then we had the beautiful company of the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) to give smiles to everyone on the boat.

SEI WHALEBalaenoptera borealisLesson, DERIVATION: from the Latin borealis for northern. Also called Rudolph's Rorqual, Coal Fish Whale, and Sardine Whale. The name of the sei whale is derived from a Norwegian name seje for pollack, a fish that is sighted off the coast of Norway every spring.

It is usually pronounced "say," although some use the pronunciation "sigh.". Balaenoptera borealis | 2 The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland Figure 1. Distribution range for Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) within the assessment region (IUCN ) southern Indian oceans and the South Atlantic (Joiris et al.

), and between 45. Sei Whale Statistics Maximum length: m (58ft) males / 20m (66ft) females Adult weight: 33 tonnes Life span: 60 years Sexual maturity: 8 - 11 years Gestation: - 12 months Birth length: m (15ft) Birth weight: - kg ( - lbs) Dive duration: 20 mins Feed on: more varied food than similar whales, mainly krill when in Antarctica, usually only one type of food at a time.

Sei Whale Sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) are found worldwide and migrate between high-latitude summer feeding grounds and low-latitude winter breeding grounds. In the eastern North Pacific, sei whales are found in the summer from California to the Gulf of Alaska, and in the winter from central California south to the equator.

General. Sei whale. Binomial name: Balaenoptera borealis, René Primevère Lesson, The sei whale (or), Balaenoptera borealis, is a baleen whale, the fourth-largest rorqual after the blue whale, the fin whale and the humpback whale.

It inhabits most oceans and adjoining seas, and prefers deep offshore waters. The sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis Lesson,can range in length up to m (60 feet), which makes it the third largest whale in the family Balaenopteridae, following the blue, B.

musculus, and fin, B. physalus, whales. Sei whales are gray with a variable white area extending. Recovery strategy for blue, fin, and sei whales (Balaenoptera musculus, B. physalus, and B.

borealis) in Pacific Canadian waters. In Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Vancouver: Fisheries and Oceans Canada: vii + 53 Horwood, J. Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis. Balaenoptera borealis, Sei Whale [English] Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.

Publication Date: Article/Chapter Title: Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals: Page(s): xxv + Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press: Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA: ISBN/ISSN.

Scientific name Balaenoptera borealis Where does it get its name. Often found with pollock in Norway, the name “sei” (pronounced ‘say’) comes from the Norwegian word for pollock, “seje.” The words in the scientific name Balaenoptera borealis mean “winged whale” and “northern.” Whale SENSE Region Found: Protection status Endangered Species act Endangered throughout its range.

Species Balaenoptera borealis sei whale. Balaenoptera borealis: information (1) While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Sei whales are one of the fastest swimming species of whale. They can reach speeds of miles/hour. Their only predator, aside from humans, is the killer whale (Orchinus orca). Sei whales may live to at least the age of 50 years if not longer.

Current Threats, Status, and Conservation. Description & Behavior. Sei whales, Balaenoptera borealis (Lesson, ), are slender cetaceans, although they are more robust than fin are rorquals, (Family Balaenopteridae, the largest family of baleen whales that also include blue whales, Bryde’s whales, fin whales, humpback whales, and minke whales), and these long, slender whales are much more streamlined than the other.

Sei whales scientific name is derived from the Latin word Balaenoptera for “winged whale” and borealis for “northern” (Reeves et al. ) Their blow can reach 10 feet (3 m) high. Considered one of the fastest swimming cetaceans, they can reach speeds of over 34 mph (55 km/hr).

An average sei whale eats about 2, pounds of food per.The sei whale is the third largest baleen whale, and is the fastest swimming whale.Scientific Name: Balaenoptera borealis Common Name: Sei whale Species synopsis: The sei whale is the third largest species of baleen whale after the blue and fin whale.

This whale is one of the least studied of the large whales. Its taxonomy is currently being disputed, with some.