Bowhead Whale

    The Bowhead whale is most adapted to the polar regions. Their large bow shaped head is perfect for breaking up to six feet of ice. They also have 1.5 feet of blubber surrounding their whole body. 
    There are 5 main populations of Bowhead whales and 4 of them are highly endangered. They were hunted by whalers starting in the 16th century and were effected in 1960 by the exploration of the Soviet union in their region. Bowhead whales are now protected in all their regions and should make slow population recovery.