Brydes Whale

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Bryde’s whale, Balaenoptera edeni, is named after Johan Bryde who established the first whaling station in South Africa in 1909. Although it is unclear how many subspecies of Bryde’s whale exists, the species Balaenoptera edeni is believed to inhabit the warmer waters of the Indo-Pacific ocean. The Bryde’s whale has three parallel ridges on the top of its head and between 40 and 70 throat pleats which allow its mouth to expand when feeding.

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