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Pygmy right whale

Caperea marginata

Pygmy right whale

Pygmy right whale

See all species Pygmy right whales are the smallest of all filter-feeding whales. But weighing up to 4,500kg, they are no featherweights! Contrary to their somewhat misleading name, pygmy right whales aren’t actually ‘right whales’ and are placed in a separate family altogether. Male Female Calf Maximum length 6.1m 6.4m 2.2m Maximum weight 4,000kg 4,500kg…

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