bottle-nosed whale


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Noun1.bottle-nosed whale - northern Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead
beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
genus Hyperoodon, Hyperoodon - bottle-nosed whales
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bottle-nosed whale

[ˈbɒtlnəʊzdˈweɪl] niperdonte m
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2007: A northern bottle-nosed whale swam up the Thames into central London.
It is then that Michael recognizes the bottle-nosed whale, speaks to it and the whale replies.
2006 A large mammal that swam up the Thames into London was identified as a northern bottle-nosed whale.
The 24-hour on-call organisation, which was formed by a group of divers in 1988, has had an upsurge in interest through their role in high-profile rescue attempts including that of the bottle-nosed whale which became stranded in the Thames in January.
And mobile phone footage of the northern bottle-nosed whale that was stranded in the Thames in January this year was widely used before cameras got to the scene.
Yesterday's death brought back memories of Milly, the Northern bottle-nosed whale who died after she found her way up the River Thames into central London a fortnight ago.
Millions watched the failed attempt to rescue the Northern Bottle-nosed whale who lost her way in London.
The five-ton northern bottle-nosed whale, which feeds on squid, had not eaten for up to three days.
Paul Jepson, of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), who is an expert on whale and dolphin "strandings", hoped to find clues to explain why the 15ft northern bottle-nosed whale became lost.
The 18ft northern bottle-nosed whale, named Wally by rescuers, died on Saturday on a barge which was trying to take it back to deep waters.
Wally the bottle-nosed whale, who was just two hours from the open sea, suffered a series of fits around 7pm after he was pulled out of the river.
THE rescue attempt of the Thames bottle-nosed whale was branded "a circus act" last night by wildlife expert Terry Nutkins.