Sea-nettles, or medusae, are well known to constitute the principal food of that species of whale which is termed the right whale.
There was no other whale in sight; but this was a big fellow—a right whale, or baleener.
Projecting from the further angle of the room stands a dark-looking den—the bar—a rude attempt at a right whale's head.
This is a smooth, slim fish—smaller usually than a right whale.
Black right whale, Biscayan right whale, Biscay whale, Nordcaper right whale.
His head and mouth are of the same construction with those of the right whale.
Crossing the deck, let us now have a good long look at the right whale's head.
The oil obtained from him is of the same quality as the right whale oil.
But now forget all about blinds and whiskers for a moment, and, standing in the right whale's mouth, look around you afresh.
Whalemen have always been puzzled as to the place of breeding for the right whale.