North Pacific Right Whale
Eubalaena japonica
Range British Columbia
Estimated Population Estimated at 50. There have been about 30 identified sightings.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Family Balaenidae (Baleen Whales)
Genus Eubalaena
Species • E. japonica

(Lacépède, 1818)

Subspecies • *B. japonica (Lacépède, 1804) (basionym)
  • B. sieboldii (Gray, 1864)
  • E. sieboldii (Gray, 1868)
  • E. glacialis japonica (Imaizumi, 1958)
  • Balaenoptera antarctica (Temminck, 1841)
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)

The North Pacific Right Whale is considered the most endangered whale ever. There has been little sightings, about 30 that were identified. The estimated population is about 50, and many have high hopes they're making a comeback.

There is a subspecies of this whale with an estimated population of about 200 around Japan, but it is not counted due to Data Deficiency, scientists don't know if they interbreed.

Notable SightingsEdit


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North Pacific Right Whale

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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