humpback whale

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Synonyms for humpback whale

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

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On the other hand FRS Ellen Khuzwayo will be dedicated to biological sampling of humpback whales encountered in the region.
Because she was frequently spotted, she contributed to scientific studies of humpback whale longevity, migration, calf survival, and male competition.
A humpback whale has been spotted in Liverpool Bay by Mersey boat crewman Lee Sparks, who filmed the whale's distinctive | |pectoral fin on his mobile phone; and, inset, what the whale looks like close up
He added: "We hope this footage will encourage some funding from tourism agencies or companies who see the enormous potential for using iconic and rare species like humpback whales to showcase the very best of Ireland's marine wildlife along our Wild Atlantic Way.
Due to the heightened risk, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is calling for the protection of humpback whales in these areas and to declare them as the country's first shipping "whale zones.
It is located near the research base Neumayer Station III on the ice shelf and regularly records underwater sounds of humpback whales even in the austral winter months.
A humpback whale calf injured in Sydney Harbour should survive an 80cm gash because of it's thick layer of blubber and protective mother.
An Arabian Sea humpback whale washed up on the beach at Al Qurm, 50 kilometres south of Al Ashkharah.
The humpback whale watching programme includes a lecture at the Humpback Whale Institute on the life and behaviour of humpback whales, schooner trip with guide, on board buffet with local refreshments, and four nights' dinner, bed and breakfast at Tivoli Ecoresort Praia de Forte.
An unprecedented 15 minke whales and even one rare humpback whale were seen swimming within 14 hours.
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.
Dr Gales says the sightings data will contribute to a major SORP project investigating Southern Hemisphere humpback whale populations around Antarctica.
MUNICH and LONDON, February 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A rift between countries continues to widen ahead of a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florida on 4th - 5th March, where a controversial decision on resuming humpback whale hunts off Greenland will be voted upon.
A humpback whale breaches the waters off Hook Head, in Co Wexford