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Related to finback whales: Balaenoptera physalus
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Synonyms for finback

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

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Summary: A finback whale has become stranded along Jamaica Bay in New York.
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.
Five hundred finback whales come here to gorge on the rich herring pickings.