blowhole


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Synonyms for blowhole

the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull

a hole for the escape of gas or air

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Blowholes are formed through small openings in the ground through which air will blow out or suck in.
They are generally larger than toothed whales and have two blowholes.
Some of the attractions in Salalah include the blowhole at Mughsayl, the natural springs at Ain Homran, the Tawi Attir sinkhole, ruins of the Queen of Sheba's famed palace at Samhurram and the historic sites at Mirbat.
A necropsy was performed, and a culture swab specimen of the blowhole was submitted for bacteriologic examination; MRSA was then isolated.
They have one blowhole and use echolocation to hunt and find food.
Workers at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, noticed last year that one of their animals had learned to expel air from its blowhole and create a silvery ring of bubbles with a flick of its head.
The hedge was not overgrown; in fact, Zac had lovingly sculpted it into a whale shape complete with blowhole and white-flowering shrubby exhalation.
I remember as I was growing up if there was a problem with a broken tile or a blowhole, Grandpa would call the local handyman to come help him dig it up and repair it.
Tales are told of the two wriggling through a blowhole no bigger than the interior of a coat hanger, and squirming on their bellies along tunnels barely 10 inches high, their nostrils assaulted by the overpowering scent of bat guano.
The combined weight of pots and rope was pulling her down into the water, forcing her to struggle to keep her blowhole above the water.
The group's website said the blowhole was about 2ft under the surface of the mud after it had dug itself in while thrashing around.
Shortly afterwards, this most reclusive of Hollywood mammals was dead - beached on that great, glistening foreshore of deep-fried doughnuts in the sky, his mighty blowhole tragically bunged with one last half-eaten chocolate-covered piglet.
Each toothed whale has a single external blowhole, while each baleen whale has two.
He had gone for a late-night walk on Tuesday when he fell into the 60ft-wide blowhole, which was not fenced off.
She let us rub her belly and look into the blowhole on top of her head (dolphin use this special "nostril" to breathe).