blowhole


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  • noun

Synonyms for blowhole

the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull

a hole for the escape of gas or air

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Encourage students to make the whale's eyes, mouth, tail, fins, flippers and blowhole.
She knew that his blowhole had to stay above water.
Blowhole in the hilariously action-packed The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr.
If possible cover the animal with wet towels or seaweed, keeping the blowhole clear.
The principal escort's defensive behaviors include visual displays, such as lunging through the water with ventral throat grooves expanded, making the whale look visually larger, to screens of bubbles expelled from the blowhole or mouth, to chases and physical strikes, sometimes drawing blood from a rival," Pack explained.
All the residents of the Dolphin Bay are Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, who breathe air out of a blowhole located on the top of their head.
He survives the 15-minute trip, despite the simulation of the sub being swallowed by a whale and, apparently, being shot out the blowhole.
We've documented several cases where a PWB produces blowholes on a Pb-free wave, but none on a SnPb wave, so copper erosion may play a part in blowhole formation as well.
Coastguards tried to comfort her and keep her upright to prevent water entering her blowhole.
The group's website said the blowhole was about 2ft under the surface of the mud after it had dug itself in while thrashing around.
They also applied a lubricating gel to his sensitive eyes and blowhole to stop wind damage.
We had to keep it wet while making sure no water went down the blowhole.
When a dolphin breathes out, air leaves the blowhole at speeds well over 100 miles per hour.
The 34-year-old, whose identity was not immediately released, was with two British friends at the Warriewood blowhole, a hole in coastal rocks through which water is forced at high tide.
I spread my picnic out nearby and watch the blowhole spew water high above the shoreline--high tide offers the best show.