I received a website request for the names of five baleen whales, most likely for a school project. Then I realized, I’ve probably never listed all the baleen whales!
Then I started flipping through all my whale books and wouldn’t you know it, every list is slightly different. So I decided to stick with the list in the marine mammal bible, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals.
So here it is, the list of baleen whales (this list does not include all sub-species and distinct populations):
Northern right whale
Southern right whale
Pygmy right whale
Antarctic blue whale
Pygmy blue whale