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(ˈmɪŋ ki)

a finback whale, Baleanoptera acutorostrata, of temperate and polar seas.
Also called min′ke whale`.
[1930–35; < Norwegian minkehval, allegedly after Meincke, a crewman of the Norwegian whaler Svend Foyn (1809–94)]
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(ˈmiŋkiː(weil)) noun
a whale found in cold seas, especially around Norway.
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Iceland's fisheries ministry said this week that there were more than 43,000 minke whales and 25,000 fin whales in its coastal waters.
Though the IWC condemned the Japanese plan to double catches of Minke whales from 440 to 850 a year, Tokyo indicated that it will maintain its objective and warned that it may even extend its activities to reputedly endangered species.
Iceland had said in 2003 that it would kill 100 sei whales, 200 fin whales and 200 minke whales over two-year period as part of scientific research.
The nation's Marine Research Institute, a government agency, plans to oversee the hunting of 200 minke whales over two years.
ENDANGERED minke whales from British waters are being slaughtered so their meat can be sold on supermarket shelves.
Scientists at Iceland's Marine Research Institute (MRI) claim that minke whales consume 1 million tons of small fish and krill, and several thousand tons of cod every year in the mid-North Atlantic.
In several cases, meat from minke whales was labeled as finback whales, whose capture is prohibited under International Whaling Commission (IWC) rules, while dolphin was sold as minke whale.
Existing catch limits for all current aboriginal whaling operations -- on Arctic bowhead whales, northeastern Pacific gray whales, minke whales off Greenland, west Greenland fin whales and north Atlantic humpback whales off St.
Under the expansion Japan will catch 50 sei whales and allow 50 minke whales -- in addition to the usual 100 -- to be "sampled each year by small-type whaling catcher [sic] boats to cover the temporal and spatial gaps that cannot be sampled by the larger whaling research vessels."
The committee said in 1991 that there were 760,000 minke whales in the Antarctic Sea, a figure Japan used in a subsequent request to resume commercial whaling in the area.