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Synonyms for sei whale

similar to but smaller than the finback whale

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Minke and Bryde's whale are not endangered, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, while Sei whale are classified as endangered but their numbers are increasing.
The Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) found Tuesday that Japan had broken the rules by selling thousands of tonnes of meat from endangered sei whales commercially.
Tokyo: Japan's whaling operations have suffered a big setback after the "scientific" hunt for sei whales in the Northern Pacific was effectively declared illegal by an international body that regulates trade in endangered species.
australis, Frequency of Ocurrence FO: 40%) and a set of odontocetes (FO: 9%): pilot whale (Globicephala melas FO: 3.3%) and misticetes (sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis FO: 49%).
Furthermore, it should be noted that Bryde's whales were not distinguished from sei whales until the early 1900's (and often not until much later), and for many years they continued to be listed as sei whales.
Although sei whales were historically the fourth-most commonly captured whale along coastal California during whaling activity in the 1950s and 1960s (Rice, 1974), they now are considered rare in California waters (Dohl et al.
"The recent heatwave has had a massive impact on the wildlife in the area - we have spotted unusual species of whales in the North East seas just in the past week - both Humpback and Sei whales have been seen off the North East and Yorkshire coast, we've even spotted a shark.
See also Burns, supra note 11, at 271-72 ("Since 1987, Japan has invoked Article VIII to kill approximately 6000 minke, Bryde's, sperm whales, and sei whales in the Southern Ocean (including minke whales in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary) and North Pacific."); Hirata, supra note 46, at 135 ("In 2002, JARPN II was expanded further to include additional catches and species (i.e., 50 each of minke whales from coastal waters and sei whales from offshore).
Sei whales are extremely rare in Scotland, with only a few sightings in recent years.
Sei whales are found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Hundreds of Sei whales, the fourth largest species, are killed in the Pacific ever year.
(40) Each baleen whale was evaluated based on the amount of oil it yielded so that one BWU was equal to one blue whale, two fin whales, two and half humpback whales, or six sei whales. (41) Unfortunately, whaling nations strongly opposed quota reductions early on, influencing the IWC to ignore advice from the Scientific Committee and set quotas much higher than recommended.
Sei whales and Risso dolphins make this area their home, as do redfish, hake, sculpin, cusk (pictured) and shanny.
The plan for the resumption of whaling adopted by Reykjavik in 2003, following a 14-year moratorium, provides for catches of 200 minke whales over two years, 200 fin whales and 100 sei whales. Thirty-six minke whales were caught in 2003, compared with an initial quota of 100, according to Iceland.