fin whale

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fin whale

A large baleen whale (Balaenoptera physalus) having grooves on the throat, a prominent dorsal fin, and a whitish underside. Also called finback, razorback.



any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, esp. B. physalus, having a prominent dorsal fin; rorqual.
Also called fin′back whale′, fin whale.
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Noun1.fin whale - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throatfin whale - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific
rorqual, razorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera - type genus of the Balaenopteridae
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Fin whale believed to be around 7 or 8 years old, washed to the Mediterranean through Gibraltar Strait
A fin whale was found dead ashore in the Rushdy district, Alexandria - Egypt Today/Asmaa Ali Badr CAIRO - 7 January 2018: A 18-meter fin whale was found dead on of the shore of the Moharram Bek district in Egypt's Alexandria on Sunday.
There is some evidence that fin whale foraging habitats are regions with complex bathymetry and hydrographic circulation patterns (Santora et al.
Omura's are about 33 to 38 feet long, slightly smaller than Bryde's, and they have distinct markings with a lower jaw that is white on the right side and dark on the left, similar to the better known fin whale.
Because morbillivirus infections have been detected during these postmortem investigations, we conducted a study to determine the effect of this natural threat on the Mediterranean fin whale population.
A RARE fin whale was spotted in the North Sea by a conservation team on board a ferry.
ISLAMABAD -- Using computer simulation of a fin whale head, scientists have discovered that the skulls of at least some baleen whales have acoustic properties that capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it to their ear bones.
These creatures are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and those that are known to occur in this region include several large whale species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, such as the North Atlantic right whale, fin whale, and humpback whale.
Citizens have the right to know the causes of such incidents particularly after the death of a fin whale two days ago.
In this study, researchers conducted de novo sequencing on a minke whale with 128x average depth of coverage, and re-sequenced three minke whales, a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), a bottlenose dolphin, and a finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides).
After receiving some negative publicity, he decided to stop selling the fin whale dog chews.