Like a human autopsy, the necropsy would provide clues to why the whale, a young female finback
Janwillem van de Wetering's wry evocation of the state of Maine (double meaning intended) was delightful, but he states that the finback
whale is "the largest creatures ever to live on this planet.
Whale watching at Trinity, a village dating back to 1500, is popular because the minke, humpback, and finback
whales feed in Newfoundland's eastern fjords.
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Additional visitors, especially at the southern end of the bay, include finback
, humpback, minke, and pilot whales, as well as porpoises, seals, pollack, and dogfish (a small shark).
In several cases, meat from minke whales was labeled as finback
whales, whose capture is prohibited under International Whaling Commission (IWC) rules, while dolphin was sold as minke whale.
In southern coastal Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park provides critical habitat and an important marine sanctuary for endangered finback
whales (Balaenoptera physalus), endangered humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), and the threatened population of Steller sea-lions (Eumetopias jubatus).
They were after blue, minke, finback
, and sei whales.
Payne knew that finback
whales communicate by infrasound, sounds pitched so low (less than 20 hertz, or 20 sound cycles per second) that humans feel the physical vibration like pounding bass music rather than hear the sound.
A Navy CD set of humpback, minke, finback
and blue whale record- ings, affectionately dubbed "Greatest Hits of Whales '93," is now available to members of the scientific community through the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell.
Sightings of blue and finback
whales also are not uncommon.
In Baja California, Mexico, the outfitter runs paddling excursions among the sea lions, dolphins and finback
whales around Espiritu Island, just off the Baja coast in the Sea of Cortez.
out of Port Canaveral--the sailors adored her, the skipper (intimations of Tailhook) was subsequently stripped of his command--the incomparable, inscrutable, insurmountable Cat Futch.
The extinct Aetiocetus for the extant finback
While aboard Finback
, he became famous for his drop-dead imitation of a bellowing elephant, which earned him a nickname, "Ellie.