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Charm in the form of a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)

Media/Materials:
Ivory, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Carved, inlaid, incised
Dimensions:
12 x 3 x 3 cm
Culture/People:
Bering Strait Inupiaq
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Nome; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1900-1920
Catalog Number:
19/3407
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of William M. Fitzhugh (1853-1929, a San Francisco collector); acquired by MAI in 1936.
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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The bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus

Author:
Braham, H.W
Type:
Citations
Date:
1984
Topic:
Bowhead
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External illustration
External illustration
External morphology--External photographs
External photographs
Distribution
Migration
Behavior
Reproductions
Mortality
Whaling
Abundance
Museum management
Feeding
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Notes:
Filed with Breiwick and Braham 1984.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Bowhead whale - Balaena mysticetus

Author:
Reeves, R. R
Leatherwood, S
Type:
Citations
Date:
1985
Topic:
Bowhead
Distribution
Systematics
Paleontology
Reproductions
Behavior
Feeding - Foraging
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External illustration
External illustration
Parasites
Pathology
Anatomy
Osteology
Coloration
Age
Biochemistry
Natural history
Growth, curve
Genetics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Grosse des gronlandischen Wals, Balaena mysticetus, L

Author:
Anonymous
Type:
Citations
Date:
1820
Topic:
Bowhead
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Notes:
Auszung aus Edinbur. Phil. Journ, i, 1819, pp. 83-88 [Scoresby].
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Ingutuk:A Morphological Variant of the Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus

Author:
Braham, H.W
Durham, F.E
Jarrell, G.H
Leatherwood, S
Type:
Citations
Date:
1980
Topic:
Bowhead
Teratology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The distribution of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in the Chukchi Sea

Author:
Miller, R. V
Rugh, D. J
Johnson, J. H
Type:
Citations
Date:
1986
Topic:
Bowhead
Distribution
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Methods for photographic identification of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus

Author:
Rugh, D. J
Braham, H.W
Miller, G. W
Type:
Citations
Date:
1992
Topic:
Bowhead
Distribution
Research methods
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Serology and virology of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus l.)

Author:
Smith, A. W
Skilling, D. E
Benirschke, K
Albert, T. F
Barlough, J. E
Type:
Citations
Date:
1987
Topic:
Bowhead
Pathology
Biochemistry
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Arctic Ocean
Preparation:
mandible
Skull
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Arctic Ocean
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR18747
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Gray, J. E. (1866). Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum. London, British Museum. p. 82
Cuvier, G. and A. Brongniart (1825). Recherches sur les ossements fossiles - où l'on rétablit les characters de plusieurs animaux dont les revolutions du globe on détruit les especes. Troisième édition. Tome cinquième, premiere partie. Paris et a Amsterdam, G. Dufour et E. D'Ocagne. p. 368, pl. XXV, fig. 9-11
Skull and mandible in the British Museum; "North Sea".
Record Last Modified:
4 Mar 2014
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
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Account of the Balaena mysticetus, or great northern or Greenland whale

Author:
Scoresby, W., Jr
Type:
Citations
Date:
1811
Topic:
Bowhead
Distribution
Behavior
Anatomy
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External morphometrics
External morphometrics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Notes:
Description, measurements and habits.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Observations of the ultrastructural morphology of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) heart

Author:
Pfeiffer, C. J
Type:
Citations
Date:
1990
Topic:
Bowhead
Anatomy
History
Heart
Vascular
Histology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Microflora associated with the skin of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)

Author:
Shotts, E. B
Albert, T. F
Wooley, R. E
Type:
Citations
Date:
1990
Topic:
Bowhead
Pathology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Notes:
Abstract in: IAAAM NEWS 21(4):9
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Microanatomy of the major airway mucosa of the bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus

Author:
Haldiman, J. T
Henk, W. G
Henry, R. W
Albert, T. F
Abdelbaki, Y. Z
Duffield, D. W
Type:
Citations
Date:
1984
Topic:
Bowhead
Anatomy
Histology
Lung
Larynx
Anatomical illustration
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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A Preliminary Estimate of the Reduction of the Western Arctic Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) Population by the Pelagic Whaling Industry: 1848-1915

Author:
Bockstoce, J
Type:
Citations
Date:
1978
Topic:
Bowhead
Abundance
Whaling
History
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The historical status and reduction of the western Arctic bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) population by the pelagic whaling industry, 1848-1914

Author:
Bockstoce, J. R
Botkin, D. B
Type:
Citations
Date:
1980
Topic:
Bowhead
Abundance
Whaling
History
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Numbers and distributions of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, based on the 1985 acoustic study off Pt. Barrow, Alaska

Author:
Clark, C. W
Ellison, W. T
Type:
Citations
Date:
1988
Topic:
Bowhead
Distribution
Migration
Acoustics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Numbers and distributions of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, based on the 1986 acoustic study off Pt. Barrow, Alaska

Author:
Clark, C. W
Ellison, W. T
Type:
Citations
Date:
1989
Topic:
Bowhead
Distribution
Abundance
Acoustics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Factors affecting surfacing, respiration and dive behavior of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, summering in the Beaufort Sea

Author:
Dorsey, E.M
Richardson, W. J
Wursig, B
Type:
Citations
Date:
1989
Topic:
Bowhead
Behavior
Physiology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Notes:
NAMMA Newsletter, Issue 12, Summer/Fall 1989
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Reactions of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, to drilling and dredging noise in the Canadian Beaufort Sea

Author:
Richardson, W. J
Wursig, B
Greene, C. R
Type:
Citations
Date:
1990
Topic:
Bowhead
Behavior
Acoustics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) growth and feeding as estimated by [small Greek delta] 13 C techniques

Author:
Schell, D. M
Saupe, S. M
Haubenstock, N
Type:
Citations
Date:
1989
Topic:
Bowhead
Biochemistry
Feeding - Foraging
Growth, curve
Physiology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenidae--Balaena--mysticetus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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