sei whale

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Synonyms for sei whale

similar to but smaller than the finback whale

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The cycle is most noticeable when considering the timing of the decline in fin and sei whale catches in the mid-1960's, and the effort made after 1970 to replace them with Bryde's whales, a species that had been largely ignored until that time (although as noted above they were often mistaken for sei whales in earlier catches).
Andy Gibson, of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said Sei whale strandings were very rare.
We only encountered a single sei whale, not dissimilar to the fin, but distinguished by onboard experts, who frankly looked a little incongruous in luminous yellow tabards - perhaps a good pirate's outfit would have been more fitting for these salty seadogs?
Michelle Berman, assistant curator of vertabrae zoology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, examined the dead whale and said it appeared to be a female fin whale, or possibly a sei whale.
Consequently, the movements of some species such as the sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) are quite unpredictable, with large fluctuations in their abundance being reported.
You do need patience on this cruise, many an hour was spent scanning the sea - its surface only occasionally broken by the wind - looking for tell-tale signs of a pilot or a sei whale.
The sei whale to this year's hunt as the sei population had risen from a few thousand to 28,000.
Japan evoked international ire when it announced last month that it had submitted to the IWC a plan to expand its lethal whaling program to include the sei whale in its catch targets and increase the annual target of minke whales by 50.
The commotion attracts juvenile yellowfin tuna, then a 20-ton Sei whale scoffs what's left.
e couple had encounters with turtles, sting rays and, on the home leg just a few weeks ago, a giant sei whale which was bigger than their Trident Challenger yacht.
Baleen whales We encountered 6 or possibly 7 species of baleen whales (one encounter was undetermined; it was not possible to distinguish whether it was a Bryde's or sei whale [Balaenoptera edeni brydei, B.
The eight metre long animal, at first thought to be a minke whale but later identified as a young female sei whale, was sadly too ill to be rescued and had to be put down.
Japan plans to catch the sei whale and increase the number of northern minke caught by 50 per cent, according to a leaked proposal to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).