How many types of whales?

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Date: Fri Sep 19 2003 - 10:36:30 EDT

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    How many types of whales are there?

    Dear Jiorgia and Cameron from Perth Australia. There are 80 known species
    of whales (porpoises, dolphins, whales). Please reference WhaleNet¹s
    extensive information database to learn more about whales at

    (Ref: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, M. Carwardine, Dorling Kindersley
    Publishing, Inc., NY, USA, 1995)

    Kim Marshall
    Executive Director
    Ocean Alliance (Whale Conservation Inst. & the Voyage of the Odyssey)
    191 Weston Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
    781.259.0423 ext. 14 fax 259.0288
    Please support our efforts to conserve whales and their ocean environment
    through research and education :)

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