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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Davis Strait
Sex:
Male
Place:
Holsteinsborg, Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
1859
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR18326
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Caught in the winter of 1859-1860
Eschricht & Reinhardt 1866:53, pl 2 fig 1,2,4
Record Last Modified:
23 Oct 2012
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Locality Unknown
Sex:
Unknown
Stage:
Fetus
Place:
Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR14164
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Aug 2011
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Davis Strait
Preparation:
Skull
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Holsteinsborg, Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
1869
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR18322
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Adult male, acquired by Reinhardt, cataloged 1869, no. 758.
Gervais 1871:78, pl. 4
Record Last Modified:
24 Oct 2012
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Locality Unknown
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR14165
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Van Beneden & Gervais 1880, Pls. 4&5, Figs. 1,2,5-29
Adult; frpm, Museum of Brussels; Flower 1865, 1866
Record Last Modified:
16 Sep 2011
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR15351
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
8 Mar 2011
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Locality Unknown
Sex:
Unknown
Stage:
Fetus
Place:
Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR14166
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Van Beneden & Gervais 1880, Pl. 4-5, Figs. 3-4, Pl. 6, figs. 1,4,5,7-9
Record Last Modified:
16 Sep 2011
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Capt. Shorey
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Arctic Ocean, Chukchi Sea
Preparation:
Photograph
Remarks:
Lower lip
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Bering Strait, North Of Bering Strait, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Arctic Ocean
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
SI Negative Number : 34499
USNM Number:
STR1986
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Photo of lower lip taken on brig Alexander in USNM files ;
Record Last Modified:
19 Feb 2014
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
J. A. Ford
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Arctic Ocean, Beaufort Sea
Preparation:
Skull
Partial Skull
Baleen
Remarks:
Ear bone (periotics)
6 plates
Sex:
Female
Place:
Point Barrow, 5 Miles Off Iglurak Island, Alaska, United States, North America, Arctic Ocean
Collection Date:
14 Sep 1931
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Accession Number:
121774
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
257513
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
25 Apr 2013
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Frederick W. True
D. W. Prentiss
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea
Preparation:
Partial Skull
Photograph
Remarks:
Ear bone (right periotic), "zoltoi" earbones
Photos of skull, jaw, and vertebrae
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Saint Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, United States, North America, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
1895
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Accession Number:
030055
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
63301
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
25 Apr 2013
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Mr. Olrik
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Davis Strait
Preparation:
Skeleton
Sex:
Female
Place:
Holsteinsborg?, Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
1857
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR18327
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Sent to the Royal Museum of Natural History in 1857 by Mr. Olrick.; TL 22'4" (Danish).
Eschricht & Reinhardt 1866:53, pl 2 fig 3
Record Last Modified:
23 Oct 2012
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Locality Unknown
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown, Locality Unknown
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR14167
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Van Beneden & Gervais 1880. Pl. 6, figs. 6, 15; Eschricht & Reinhardt 1861 On the Greenland right whale, p. 139, Pl. 2, fig. 4.
Adult from Musseum of Copenhagen; bulla tympanitis, pelvis; After Eschright & Reinhardt's posterior limb - Pl. 2, fig. 4.
Record Last Modified:
16 Sep 2011
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Capt. Holboll
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Davis Strait
Sex:
Male
Place:
Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
1846
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR18325
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Given in 1846 by Capt. Holboll to the Zootomical and Physiological Museum of the University of Copenhagen. Tl 48' 10.5" English, 47'5' Danish.
Eschricht & Reinhardt 1866:52, pl 2 fig 1,2
Record Last Modified:
23 Oct 2012
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Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Maj. Fasting
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Davis Strait
Preparation:
Skeleton
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Fetus
Place:
Godhavn, Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
6 May 1843
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenidae
Published Name:
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR18328
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Head length 4'.
Eschricht & Reinhardt 1866:53, pl 1,2
Taken by an English whaler, presented to Major Fasting who presented it to the Royal Mseum.
Record Last Modified:
23 Oct 2012
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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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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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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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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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