The Northern right whale consumes 528 gal (2,000 l) of plankton soup every day by gliding along slightly below the water surface with its mouth open. Sign up for our emails! 10 Wonderful Whale Facts.

February 13, 2017.

Right whale mothers and their calves exhibit strong behavioral attachments. Below are 15 fun facts about whales, proving that these creatures are a wonder of nature. Hence, there is only little information about them.

Accumulated ear wax can tell a whale's age.

They have been observed swimming up on their mother’s back or by butting heads, and sometimes the mother may roll over to hold her calf with her flippers.

Whale, that’s all folks! How much do you know about different species of whales? Only several hundred animals are left in the wild. The blue whale is the largest known creature to ever inhabit the planet. Right whales are the most endangered types of whales.

The Northern right whale is one of the rarest big whales. This is mainly due to whale hunting.

Like other mammals, the calf stays with its mom for up to a year and often in close contact. Experts assume that only a few hundred of them still exist. Right whales were hunted nearly to extinction in the past. Right whales of the Eubalaena whale genus are part of the order Mysticeti.Other whales (baleen whales) part of this order are Blue, Humpback, and Gray.Within the genus of Right whales there are three species of whale: the North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), the North Pacific Right whale (Eubalaena japonica), and the Southern Right whale (Eubalaena autralis). Right whale belongs to the group of baleen whales. However, the pygmy right whale arched jawline is not pronounced enough to easily differentiate them from other species. As we celebrate Whale Week, take a look at some interesting tidbits and see if you learn something new about these majestic creatures.

Their distinct features are their dark or light gray color with light patches behind their eyes. The ocean is part whale pee. There are three species of right whales that can be found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, usually close to the shore.

Whale "vomit" is used in perfumes. Right whales were named by whalers who identified them as the “right” whale to kill on a hunt. Pygmy right whales were mistaken to be extinct pre-2012. Whales can hold their breaths for at least 20 minutes. Northern Right Whales Are Endangered.