humpback


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Synonyms for humpback

an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine

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large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives

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Driven by the question whether the winter-excursion of the humpback whales in the eastern Weddell Sea was a unique event, Ilse Van Opzeeland developed a procedure for the automatic detection of humpback whale calls and analysed all PALAOA recordings from 2008 and 2009 for acoustic signs of life from these animals.
Humpback whales learn from their peers as well, reports marine biologist Luke Rendell, also from the University of St.
Minke whales tend to occur singly or in very loose aggregations, whereas fin and humpback whales form more cohesive groups.
Key words: humpback whitefish, Coregonus pidschian, least cisco, Coregonus sardinella, size structure, age structure, growth, mortality rate
Forvie reserve manager Annabel Drysdale said: "It was so exciting to see humpbacks on our own doorstep, and it was wonderful to see everyone at Forvie really enjoying this incredible experience.
The humpback - or pink salmon - is native to the Pacific Ocean but has already invaded river systems in Norway and appears to have made its way across the North Sea.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) appears to be such a model species and whale watching focused on this species in their feeding grounds and breeding distribution areas has been developed worldwide (Hoyt, 2009).
It remains a mystery why a female humpback whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar, which researchers believe is the longest single trip ever undertaken by a mammal - humans excluded.
Working from two small boats supported by New Zealand's research vessel, Tangaroa, the research team--led by Dr Nick Gales of the Australian Antarctic Division--collected 64 skin biopsy samples and 61 individual tail fluke photographs from humpback whales.
Humpback whales are the most acrobatic of all whales.
DIVERS spotted a Humpback whale off the coast during a trip to Northumberland.
Every year humpback and southern right whales make their way from rich feeding grounds in Antarctica to calf and raise their young in warmer waters, off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia.
A humpback whale has been spotted in Hong Kong waters for the first time on record, and chances of it continuing on with its migratory journey are good, a cetacean scientist said Wednesday.
The workshop, organised jointly by ESO and WWF-Pakistan, aimed to raise awareness on the Arabian Sea humpback whale and other baleen whales, and introduce a regional data sharing platform called 'Flukebook', stated a press release.