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Synonyms for whale

a very large person

any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head

hunt for whales

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False killer whales share some characteristics with the real killers, though they are not as aggressive.
One fisherman reported a false killer whale surfacing immediately astern of his boat holding the catch (a marlin) crosswise in its jaws (Zimmerman, 1983).
The 12-foot-long female false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) appeared weak and traumatized when the residents found it in Barangay (village) Porac on Sunday afternoon, said Dr.
Subic Bay, Zambales - Tonka, a 10-year-old false killer whale at the Ocean Adventure here died of natural causes yesterday, according to the marine theme park's management.
The rough-toothed dolphin and false killer whale are considered rare off California, with no known current or historical populations along the West Coast of the United States; therefore, our sightings likely represent extralimital movements from populations farther south.
Researchers in Hawaii measured the hearing of a female false killer whale, and found that she could fine-tune her most crucial sense.
Bryde's whale or Tropical whale, Blue whale, Humpback whale, Sperm whale, Dwarf Sperm whale, Cuvier's Beaked whale, Pygmy Killer whale, Melon-headed whales and False Killer whale are the famous types of whales that visit Omani waters.
A 12-foot-long false killer whale was washed up in the coastline of Barangay Porac in Botolan town about 5 p.
Xenobalanus was not observed on seven cetacean species and on one genus for which the species could not be identified: pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata); Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei); Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens); melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra); sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus); false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis); and three unidentified beaked whale individuals (Mesoplodon spp.
Tonka," a false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), died last week from an "inoperable twisted intestine, an all too common condition of whales and dolphins both in the wild and in human care," according to an announcement posted on Ocean Adventure's Facebook page.
It may not quite have reached the dramatic heights of the snakes versus iguana chase on Planet Earth II, but you can't grumble at giant trevally fish leaping out of the sea to capture fledgling terns, hungry The Man fins, & that right in The Kyle polar bears stalking baby walruses or false killer whales chasing after bottlenose dolphins.
In the Babuyan waters, false killer whales, pilot and melonhead whales are frequently sighted near humpback pods.
While humpback whales are the most commonly sighted, other species include dwarf minke whales which are largely seen in the far northern part of the Marine Park, as well as false killer whales, killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, sperm whales and various beaked whales.