Natural History and Biology of Right Whales

From: Peter M Scheifele (
Date: Sun Nov 26 2000 - 17:52:56 EST

Dear Becca
That's a mighty tall order for such a short term answer. You'll find
most of what you're asking for at and

Insofar as their hearing goes, they are believed to hear in the frequency
range of 20 - 120 Hz but this is as yet unproven. They have two ears
that are not a part of the skull bone but are suspended in the skull.

They have no sense of smell but their vision is probably as good as ours
I hope this helps out!!

Peter M."Skip" Scheifele LCDR USN (Ret.)
Director of Bioacoustic Research, University of Connecticut NURC NA&GL
(Voice) 860-405-9103/9121;;

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