Why Baleen?

First off let’s just call us “whale enthusiasts”! We have been in the water with seals and sea lions right up through dolphins, small whales and big whales. So bear with us here for a quick marine biology lesson.

There are generally two types of whales in the world – toothed and baleen.

QuoteToothed whales like the sperm whales or orca whales (which is actually a very large dolphin) have teeth they use for hunting and eating.

Baleen whales like the humpback or blue whale (largest living animal to ever roam the earth) have a series of fibrous whalebone in their mouths that allow them to “filter-feed”. This fibrous whalebone is known as baleen.

The baleen is essentially the filter mechanism that enables the whale to collect plankton, small fish and other marine organisms from the ocean water during feeding. The combination of a sweeping action of the tongue and the reversing of the water flows as the whales dive and re-surface during feeding, enable them to capture and strain food, then clean their baleen prior to the next dive.

The food that most baleen whales eat is often small fish or krill – barely a few steps up the food chain from phytoplankton that derives its energy from the sun. One could argue that although whales spend a vast majority of their lives underwater, they are largely “solar-powered” creatures. A simple mechanism that allows the largest animals on earth to feed entirely off of some of the smallest creatures on earth and to do so in a sustainable fashion is worthy of our respect – so we have named ourselves Baleen Group.

Good ideas and profitable customers are out there in the hundreds, thousands and millions but you need help filtering out the "food from the sea water".

Baleen Group can work with you on that.



Killer Whale
Teeth of an Orca Whale

Baleen of a Humpback Whale

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