It's hard to know the age of a whale by looking at it, but there are ways to estimate. Scientists found a bowhead whale estimated to have been 200 years old!
Ps, our whale tail rings are out, swipe to see 🐳
"Iñupiat Traditional" 8x10. Multimedia.
My "first" piece of the semester, made to emulate American Traditional tattoos and take back tattooed images of native women. This piece will be in the Hickory Cartoon Show at the Hugh McPeck Gallery at the UAA Student Union here soon! Come bother me and some other great artists at either receptions September 21st and October 6th or come anytime between those dates. This piece in particular is the start of a series that I'll have prints for. See you on the flip side, fall semester.
You've probably heard about the humpback whale, blue whale, or even the right whale, but more than not, you've probably heard little about the underrated bowhead whale. That's ok though. It won't be too offended because it has pretty thick skin. It actually has the thickest layer of blubber of all whales, which made it a likely target to whalers and led up to its endangered status. Like it's habitat in Arctic Ocean, this whale likes to keep it chill, and it stays humble about its other impressive feats as well. That maturity and wisdom comes with the fact that these have animals have incredibly long lifespans. Scientists have found bowhead whales up to 200 years old. Some have even been found to have pieces of harpoons from the 1800s still in the some whales. Aside, from staying cool and aging well, these whales are mostly known for their large mouth, and they actually have the largest mouth out of any known animal. Despiste their big mouths and other cool achievements, the bowhead whale just chills and stays humble in Arctic ocean, while dropping some sick beats (whale songs) with the rest of their pod. We could all learn a little something from this whale. #WhaleTalkWednesday#sitdownbehumble#bowheadwhale#whales#ocean#cetacean
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Interested to find out how artist @clairemorganstudio created Elephant In The Room on display in @princesquayhull? Discover more online at hull2017.co.uk/clairemorgan #Hull#Hull2017#Bowheadwhale Photo by Andrew Meredith @andrewmeredithphoto
The bowhead whale has a triangular skull with paired blowholes that can spout water 20 feet high. The whales use their thick skulls to break through the Arctic ice to breathe. #bowheadwhale#thulehouses#NorthWestPassage
Новости природы: в устье реки острова Большой Шантар (Хабаровский край) застрял гренландский кит. Вероятнее всего, кит зашел в реку во время прилива, но не успел вернуться в море до того, как понизился уровень воды. Сейчас животное оказалось на мели и потому оно в опасности. По сообщениям СМИ за китом наблюдают инспекторы и научные сотрудники национального парка Шантарских островов.
Фото и новости (пока неутешительные) с места события можно найти у @sergeydolya. Наш музей переживает за это морское млекопитающее и надеется, что специалисты помогут ему спастись!
Upd (11.08): кита спасли!
Изображением к нашей записи стал научный рисунок Б.А. Леонова (1980-е гг.) из фондов музея. С коллекцией иллюстраций можно познакомиться в экспозиции "Глубина".
Second in size to only the blue whale, the bowhead whale can grow to 18 m (59 ft) in length and weigh 100 tonnes (220,000 lbs). It is thought to be the longest living of all mammals - living up to 200 years.
Bowhead whales live only in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, using their massive skulls to break through the ice. They are filter feeders, feeding by swimming forward with their huge mouths open.
Almost hunted to extinction by early whalers, the bowhead population has recovered through conservation efforts.
Happy day whale lovers! ☺️💙The first 20 paintings from the 'Whales for a Wild World' project are now listed for sale! 50 % of the sale price of each whale will be donated to a conservation organisation. Funds raised from the first 20 whales will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute @janegoodallinst . You can purchase now through my store! The store link is in my profile. 💙#whalesforawildworld
The first 20 paintings from the 'Whales for a Wild World' project are now listed for sale! 50 % of the sale price of each whale will be donated to a conservation organisation. Funds raised from the first 20 whales will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute @janegoodallinst . You can purchase now through my store! The store link is in my profile. 💙#whalesforawildworld