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The zoology of whales and related aquatic mammals.

[Latin cētus, whale; see Cetus + -logy.]

ce′to·log′i·cal (sēt′l-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ce·tol′o·gist n.
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The unlikely notion that whale music can illuminate these themes stands confirmed in the work of cetologist of John Ford.
The whales are named after a famous Japanese cetologist, Hideo Omura.
The photographs are copious and fascinating, including electron microscope views of hideous mite larvae and a shot of the inebriated cetologist poking at a whale carcass.
omurai, honors the late Japanese cetologist Hideo Omura.
3) I hope to demonstrate that Melville was not merely an amateur cetologist but a powerful, innovative philosopher of biology, intuitively (if not empirically) aware of Darwin's most iconoclastic ideas almost ten years before they found print--a harbinger of the scientist's momentous dissolution of the great chain of being.
She has chosen her profession, a cetologist among other reasons because "it allowed her to be on her own, to have no fixed address, to be far from the familiar while still being a part of a loyal but loose knit community" (106).