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Synonyms for finback

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

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The dwarf minke belongs in the same genus (Balaenoptera) as the mightiest animals on the planet, including the blue, finback and sei whale.
There are more than 20 species of dolphins swimming around the island along with sperm, pilot and finback whales.
Like a human autopsy, the necropsy would provide clues to why the whale, a young female finback, died.
The first 429-bp consensus sequence obtained from the Nantucket Blob DNA was 99% identical with the mitochondrial nad2 gene sequence of Balaenoptera physalus (finback whale) (Genbank accession number X61145); only a single nucleotide was different (data not shown).
Janwillem van de Wetering's wry evocation of the state of Maine (double meaning intended) was delightful, but he states that the finback whale is "the largest creatures ever to live on this planet." The finback must take second place to the blue whale.
In early 1999, trials were reported of a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation J-8 (Finback) with some parts of its structure covered in Xikai SF18 radar-absorbent material, along with proposals to fit the same material to the Xian Aircraft Company J H-7 heavy fighter-bomber.
Whale watching at Trinity, a village dating back to 1500, is popular because the minke, humpback, and finback whales feed in Newfoundland's eastern fjords.
The talks ended in a stinging defeat for Japan, which had tabled two proposals for lifting the ban on selling Mink whales (finback whale from the Northern Hemisphere) and for allowing Bryde whales (North Pacific) to be hunted again.
If we impose all three of these conditions, we can form 7-letter or 7/6-letter word girders: FINBACK : FUNPARK BURLAPS : BYROADS LANTUMS : LONGUES LUMPERS : LIMBECS CYTOID : CUTLIP PORGIE : PARTIM
Additional visitors, especially at the southern end of the bay, include finback, humpback, minke, and pilot whales, as well as porpoises, seals, pollack, and dogfish (a small shark).
In several cases, meat from minke whales was labeled as finback whales, whose capture is prohibited under International Whaling Commission (IWC) rules, while dolphin was sold as minke whale.
In southern coastal Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park provides critical habitat and an important marine sanctuary for endangered finback whales (Balaenoptera physalus), endangered humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), and the threatened population of Steller sea-lions (Eumetopias jubatus).
They were after blue, minke, finback, and sei whales.
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.
A Navy CD set of humpback, minke, finback and blue whale record- ings, affectionately dubbed "Greatest Hits of Whales '93," is now available to members of the scientific community through the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell.