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Related to Megaptera: Balaenopteridae
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Noun1.Megaptera - humpback whalesMegaptera - humpback whales      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Balaenopteridae, family Balaenopteridae - rorquals; blue whales
humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, humpback - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
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Whale species Number of whales (all studied area) Fin Balaenoptera physalus 168 (43%) Unidentified whale 127 (32%) Humpback Megaptera novaeangliae 83 (21%) Southern Right Eubalaena australis 16 (4%) Whale species Number of whales (Protected Marine Area) Fin Balaenoptera physalus 41 (24%) Unidentified whale 29 (23%) Humpback Megaptera novaeangliae 48 (58%) Southern Right Eubalaena australis 1 (6%) Whale species Cetacean encounter) rate (all studied area Fin Balaenoptera physalus 0.
Unidentified beaked whale Ziphiid whale Minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni Sei whale Balaenoptera borealis Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae Sei or Bryde's whale Balaenoptera borealis/edeni Unidentified rorqual Balaenopterid whale Unidentified small dolphin Small delphinid Unidentified medium dolphin Medium delphinid Unidentified large dolphin Large delphinid Unidentified dolphin Delphinid Unidentified small whale Small whale or large dolphin Unidentified large whale Large baleen or sperm whale Unidentified whale Small or large whale Unidentified cetacean Cetacean Common name Stock name [N.
Other equivalent components are found in the following squids: Omithoteuthis antillarum Adam, 1957 (Vecchione and Roper, 1991); the J-curl in Gonatus onyx Young, 1972 (Hunt and Seibel, 2000); arms flexed dorsally in Octopoteuthis megaptera (Verrill, 1885) (Vecchione et al.
Results from studies in Glacier Bay, Alaska, show four documented incidents of humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, being awakened by cruise ship wakes (Neilson et al.
Key words: Alaska, capture-recapture, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Humpback Whale, Icy Strait, Megaptera novaeangliae, population dynamics, robust design, survival rate, temporary emigration
Evidence for Acquisition of a Novel Feeding Behaviour: Lobtail Feeding in Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae.
Some exceptions to this generalization are those mysticetes that migrate annually from their primary temperate or circum-polar feeding grounds to tropical latitudes where they breed (for example Megaptera novaeangliae), and those that typically inhabit tropical latitudes year-round (for example, the tropical rorqual, Balaenoptera edeni).
Of the cetaceans that migrated, and still migrate, those most common and of significant economic interest were: Balaenoptera musculus or the blue whale, Balaenoptera physalus or the fin whale, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera edeni, Megaptera novaeangliae or the humpback whale, and the sperm whale (Ellis 1969).
Entre otras cosas informo que la ballena yubarta, o jorobada, debia su nombre cientifico de Megaptera novaeangliae, al sabio Fabricius, quien se lo habia dado en 1780.