finback whale

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Synonyms for finback whale

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

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Species such as the finback whale and the common dolphin frequent the waters around New York this time of year, according to Durham.
A 60-foot finback whale has been found beached along Jamaica Bay in the New York borough of Queens.
The finback whale is considered an endangered species.
There are more than 20 species of dolphins swimming around the island along with sperm, pilot and finback whales.
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).
This impacts on the lives of animals, from the finback whales who come to the Bay of Fundy in Canada to gorge on herrings, to the world's fastest slug, which surfs the waves in South Africa to hunt for food.
Sight records of right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) and finback whales (Balaenoptera physalus) from the lower Bay of Fundy.
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.
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.
Saint John is famous for its wildlife, which includes more than 200 species of migratory birds and finback whales.
Along New Jersey's pristine coastline - beyond the state's 127 miles of sandy beaches - Dolphin and Whale Watching cruises provide an invigorating platform for seeing playful dolphins frolic and curious humpback and finback whales surface.
Here, 500 finback whales come to gorge on the rich herring.
All around us Minke and finback whales gently rose out of the sea, blasted huge jets of water into the air then plunged back into the depths, sometimes even swimming underneath the boat.
Five hundred finback whales come here to gorge on the rich herring pickings.