Subject: Questions

Al Romero (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 07:58:43 -0600

At 07:35 PM 2/9/99 -0500, you wrote:
>do whales drink salt water? 

No. They get the freshwater through the food they eat.

>what is a female whale called?
>what is a male whale called?

Among whales and dolphins males are called males and females are females.
With pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses) the story is different
because of their different reproductive strategies. Males that have harems
are called bulls.

Best wishes.

Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Environmental Studies Program
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
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