Re: question about right whales

From: Cathy Schaeff (schaeff@american.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 14:18:56 EDT


Hi Cherie,

Most animals only fight when they both want something. Humpbacks and right whales are both baleen species but they don't compete for food. They also don't compete for mates. So no, right whales and humpbacks would not be likely to fight with each other.

Cathy Schaeff

Cathy Schaeff
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-----Original Message-----
From: Cherie Strickland <cstrick@sonet.net>
To: schaeff@american.edu <schaeff@american.edu>; pita@whale.wheelock.edu <pita@whale.wheelock.edu>
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:23 PM
Subject: question about right whales

    do right whales and humpback whales ever fight?



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