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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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Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) were previously common in the Salish Sea and were largely eliminated by whalers based from a whaling station on southern Vancouver Island from 1907 to 1910 who hunted whales through the winter months.
Following severe decline due to commercial whaling (Tannessen and Johnsen, 1982), humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski 1781) populations in the North Atlantic region have been undergoing steady recovery during the latter part of the twentieth century (Katona and Beard, 1990; Weir et al.
En conjunto, estas condiciones les confieren a las aguas de las costas de Los Cabos una diversidad biologica significativa, lo que explica que el sitio recibe anualmente numerosas especies marinas que buscan condiciones ambientales favorables para la reproduccion de especies, entre las que se encuentran la ballena jorobada (Megaptera novaeangliae), la ballena gris (Eschrichtius robustus), la tortuga prieta (Chelonia agassizii), la laud (Dermochelys coriacea) y la golfina (Lepidochelys olivacea).
Dentre os Misticetos, as mais frequentes sao as baleias franca-do-sul (Eubalaena australis) e jubarte (Megaptera novaeangliae), ambas com habitos migratorios bem conhecidos para a Costa Brasileira (INEA, 2015).
These types of mark-recapture studies have broad application and have been used to estimate abundances of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) (Calambokidis and Barlow, 2004), grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) (Mowat and Strobeck, 2000), herbivorous insects (Kareiva, 1983), and numerous other species so that marked individuals in the population can be detected during later sampling periods.
Noise proposes to use humpback whales (megaptera novaeangliae) as a model species, It being the most targeted species for whale-watching globally.
Fin (Balaenoptera physalus) and humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) whales are among the most abundant baleen whales in Scotia Sea (Orgeira et al., 2015) and have been widely recorded in different Antarctic and sub-Antarctic areas (Joiris, 1991; De la Mare, 1997; Orgeira, 2004; Rossi-Santos et al., 2007; Nowacek et al., 2011; Joiris and Dochy, 2013).
The spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) are the most frequently sighted cetacean species in coastal waters of Western Costa Rica (May-Collado et al., 2005; Martinez-Fernandez et al., 2011; May-Collado & Forcada 2012).
Family Ziphiidae; killer whales, Orcinus orca; sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus; and humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae (Manila et al., 1989; Mattila and Clapham, 1989; Mignucci-Giannoni, 1998; Roden and Mullin, 2000; Gandilhon, 2012).
Non-lethal entanglement of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in fishing gear in northern Southeast Alaska.
Tiene como visitantes asiduos a las ballenas jorobadas (Megaptera novaeangliae) en el invierno.
Las orcas (Orcinus orca), las ballenas jorobadas (Megaptera novaeangliae), los delfines (Delphinus capensis), los elefantes y muchos otros animales que tienen una larga vida y grandes cerebros son candidatos excelentes para adquirir y transmitir rasgos culturales.