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  • Drift whales were utilized in the earliest years of the colony, and shore boating for the baleen (or " right ") whale - rich in bone and in blubber yielding common oil - was an industry already regulated by various towns before 1650; but the pursuit of the sperm whale did not begin until about 1713.
  • The whale fishery also has greatly fallen off; there is no profit on the oil and the whales are sought for the baleen alone; they are much less numerous too than they once were, and have to be sought farther and farther north.
  • Rorqual whales such as the fin and minke whales have much shorter, firmer baleen and feed by gulping.
  • Baleen plates of a blue whale may be up to 1 meter long.
  • Baleen whales.

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