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"Found worldwide in warm-temperate and tropical waters, Bryde’s whale avoids cold water, unlike most rorquals. Some individuals tend to live in coastal waters; others are migratory and occur well offshore. Bryde's eats more fish than many other balaenopterids. They have been seen feeding on schools of anchovies, sardines, herrings, and light fish. They also feed on a variety of crustaceans. We know little about their breeding habits or social behavior. Calves are born after about a year's gestation, and nurse until they are about six months old. A female bears one calf every two or three years."

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