Instead of having teeth in his mouth, as many Whales have, the Greenland whale has this sieve of "whalebone."
However this may be, the Greenland whale has been found sixty feet in length, although some other species are smaller.
It is tiny, compared with the Greenland whale, but much quicker and more cunning.
The Greenland whale is happiest with cold and ice, so when summer comes it travels north in great numbers.
So, when man came, hunting the Greenland whale for oil and "whalebone," he found an easy victim.
Of the peculiar make-up of the Greenland whale the head is certainly the most peculiar of all the parts.
Where the Greenland whale is found B. australis does not exist.
The ocean teems with small creatures; even the huge Greenland whale feeds on them, and the Herring seems to live on little else.
And that mass of small life is the food of this mountain of fat and flesh, the Greenland whale.