Marine Mammals Quiz

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Note for general use: In biology we can use the word 'whale' to refer to any pelagic marine mammal (i.e. true whales, dolphins and porpoises)
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Odontocetes have
Teeth
While mysticetes have
Baleen
The fastest great whale species is the
Fin whale
The species with the largest brain is the
Cachalot
The species with the largest flippers is the
Humpback whale
The longest lived whale species is the
Bowhead whale
The largest species of dolphin is the
Orca
This species' name comes from the Norwegian word for Pollock
Sei whale
You can tell a manatee and a dugong apart from the shapes of their
Tails
The 'white whale' that had a plane named after it is the
Beluga
A whale with an expandable throat is called a
Rorqual
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You can tell dolphins and porpoises apart from the shape of their
Teeth
Sea-lions have these but seals don't
Ears
The number of blowholes a mysticete has is
Two
The number of blowholes an odontocete has is
One
A narwhals' 'horn' is actually its
Tusk
This seal is the world's largest carnivore
Southern Elephant Seal
This "King Lizard" is the largest known ocean animal of the Eocene
Basilosaurus
This species has the shortest nursing period of any mammal (4 days)
Hooded seal
The southernmost native mammal species in the world is the
Weddell seal
This species is known for mass stranding
Pilot whale
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