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Mysticetes

baleen whales; 11 species including the blue whale.
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Mysticete, Catherine Garret's extraordinary 3D whale in the river, was a firm favourite, eliciting audible gasps and rounds of applause at the end of each show.
The mere presence of this mysticete whale in southern Nicaragua is interesting, for there is little to compare it to in the tropical Americas.
By contrast, the mysticetes (members of the group Mysticeti) have no teeth but possess large, specialized plates made from a horny substance known as baleen.
Out of 497 photographed sightings, 445 were determined to be usable in the analysis, and of these sightings, 47 displayed Xenobalanus: 38 odontocete sightings and 9 mysticete sightings.
Barnes (1998) reported that locality IGM 92 has yielded the remains of mysticete and odontocete whales, and locality IGM 93 has yielded mysticete whales and a possible odobenine walrus.
Perhaps the major talking point, however, will be Mysticete, a huge 3D whale emerging from the River Wear.
Mysticete whale abundance and observations of prey associations on the central Bering Sea shelf.
A little over half (on average 57%) of all odontocete sightings reported by shore-based observers were identified to species compared to 71% of mysticete sightings (Table 5).
In spite of its different properties, sperm oil usually was not distinguished in commerce from right whale or humpback oil before about 1750, by which time its superiority over mysticete oils as an illuminant had become widely recognized.
The bowhead whale is a mysticete, or baleen whale, mostly black in colour, with white markings on chin and flukes.
Age determination techniques applied to mysticete whales.