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Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
Family: Balaenopteridae
Order: Cetacea
English: Sei whale, Pollack Whale, Coalfish whale, Rudophi's whale
French: Baleinoptere de Rudolphi
Spanish: Rorcual norteño
German: Seiwal (There's a German version of this page!)
Norwegian: Seihval (There's a Norwegian version of this page!)
Migration: interoceanic
Migrationdetails: “Most mysticetes have latitudinal migrations, from tropical breeding grounds to high(er) latitude feeding grounds. In breeding grounds, mating and calving take place.”
(Forcada J, 2002)
CMS-Status: App I & II
Red List 2000: EN

More about whales and dolphins from:
Riede, K. (2001): Global Register of Migratory Species. Weltregister wandernder Tierarten. (p. 64-68)

Recommended link(s):


Forcada J (2002), Distribution Encyclopedia of marine mammals, 327-333, San Diego

To gather more information about whales in general see the link collection at connotea.org: cetacea
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(Last update: 17.7.2007 by A. Tappenhölter)