What does a Bowhead Whale eat?
As with other species, the bowhead whale was severely depletedby commercial whaling. It may be as long as 18-20 meters (60-65 feet) and weigh as much as 109 metric tonnes (120 tons). The diet of bowhead whales is similar to that of right whales. They eat small crustaceans termed copepods and euphausiids (krill). Alaskan Eskimos still harvest about 50 bowheads each year for subsistence use.