fin whale


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Synonyms for fin whale

large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat

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A dead fin whale was found on Sunday on the shores of Egypt's Alexandria overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, according to state media outlets.
Spatial assessment of fin whale hotspots and their association with krill within an important Antarctic feeding and fishing ground.
Moreover, in October 2013, a newborn male fin whale was found stranded alive on Elba Island (Tuscany); the whale died after a few hours, and postmortem investigations conducted within 24 hours of death yielded biomolecular and IHC evidence of DMV infection.
Mr Clasper said: "Sophie and I were on the starboard side of the bridge routinely scanning and about 600m away a fin whale rose to the surface appearing to try to log before it dived.
Baleen whales, also known as mysticetes, are the largest animals on earth, and include blue whales, minke whales, right whales, gray whales and fin whales, Khaleej Times reported.
The 14-meter long fin whale was found dead on the shores of Failaka Island on Saturday.
When Tokyo retailer Michinoku Farm began selling dog chews made from fin whales, company president Takumo Konno never thought the offering would anger customers.
Today's killing of an endangered fin whale makes it absolutely clear that years of international diplomatic efforts have failed," said Susan Millward, the executive director of the Animal Welfare Institute, in a statement.
These detections currently represent the northernmost fin whale records in the North Pacific region.
That compares with a catch of 267 last year 266 minke whales and one fin whale and is dramatically below the target of 935 minke whales and up to 50 fin whales set for this season by Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research.
Last year the Japanese whaling fleet needlessly killed 266 Minke whales, and a single Fin whale.
A 40ft fin whale tried to beach itself and got stuck against a pier wall in west Cork.
5 tons (5443kg-6803kg) Food: Plankton, krill and small fish - sprat, sand eel, herring FIN WHALE Second largest animal on earth after the blue whale.
The authors estimate that it would cost $13,000 to buy the life of a minke whale and $85,000 for a fin whale.