Subject: Re: Right Whales

Bob Cooper (
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 17:49:03 -0500

>In conducting research, I have been unable to find any information about how
>big around the Right Whale is.   I can only find approximate weight and
>length.  Is this statistic available?
>Thank you for your help!

Hi Robin,
	I went hunting in an old textbook and found that large males can be
75-90 % as large in girth as in length. so if the animal is 57 ft long, the
its girth could be 42 - 51 ft around.

Marine Mammals, edited by Delphine Haley. 1978. pg 74

hope it helps,

Bob Cooper