Balaenoptera musculus

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Their scientific name is Balaenoptera musculus and in the Southern Hemisphere it's thought--subject to scientific debate--that two subspecies exist.
Populations of humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, and blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, around South Georgia crashed around the time of World War 1, and further exploitation occurred in other regions into the 1930's.
Species Common name Years Balaenoptera edeni * Bryde's whale 2003 Balaenoptera musculus blue whale 2003 Balaenoptera physalus fin whale 2003 Delphinus capensis * long-beaked common 2003 dolphin Delphinus delphis short-beaked common 2003 dolphin Feresa attenuata pygmy killer whale 2003 Globicephala macrorhynchus short-finned pilot 2003 whale Grampus griseus Risso's dolphin 2003 Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser's dolphin 2003 Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific white-sided 2003 dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus dusky dolphin 2003 Megaptera nouaeangliae * humpback whale 2003 Mesoplodon spp.
Common Name Scientific Name Mammal Bear, grizzly Ursus arctos Caribou, woodland Rangifer tarandus caribou Ferret, black-footed Mustela nigripes Otter, southern sea Enhydra lutris nereis Whale, blue Balaenoptera musculus Whale, bowhead (E.
Most of the animals had been either humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, or blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, two species that were officially considered "protected" under the international regulations that governed commercial whaling.