Cetacea

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Related to Cetaceans: whale, Sirenia, sperm whale, order Cetacea, Mammals
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Noun1.Cetacea - an order of EutheriaCetacea - an order of Eutheria      
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
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We can also understand the apparent paradox, that the very same characters are analogical when one class or order is compared with another, but give true affinities when the members of the same class or order are compared one with another: thus the shape of the body and fin-like limbs are only analogical when whales are compared with fishes, being adaptations in both classes for swimming through the water; but the shape of the body and fin-like limbs serve as characters exhibiting true affinity between the several members of the whale family; for these cetaceans agree in so many characters, great and small, that we cannot doubt that they have inherited their general shape of body and structure of limbs from a common ancestor.
And though none of them precisely answer to any known species of the present time, they are yet sufficiently akin to them in general respects, to justify their taking ranks as Cetacean fossils.
The public demanded sharply that the seas should at any price be relieved from this formidable cetacean. [1]
In plain prose, here are four whales as well known to the students of Cetacean History as Marius or Sylla to the classic scholar.
Estimated densities of cetaceans by species and overall in the Hawaiian Islands EEZ during the HICEAS in 2010 are low (Table 3)--a finding that is consistent with results from the HICEAS conducted in 2002 (Barlow, 2006).
Collisions between cetaceans and ships, known as "ship strikes," have been reported from all around the world [1, 2].
The study is meant to lead to better understanding of the factors that influence the distribution and abundance of cetaceans -- one of the most distinctive and highly specialised orders of mammals, which include species like dolphins, porpoises, whales and dugongs.
Over the last three years, an average of 107 cetaceans a year have been stranded along the Welsh coast.
Dr Hamad said ESO is cooperating with MECA and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries as they study the cetaceans in the region where each division has a specific role.
89 BEHAVIORS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CETACEANS: OBSERVATIONS FROM A SMALL AIRCRAFT 2008-2013
The majority of captive cetaceans are used in circus-style performances, often accompanied by loud music, as a form of entertainment.
In The Cetacean Life, Liao describes that in his quest for the cetaceans with his research team, he has surprisingly discovered eight kinds of cetacean animals near the eastern part of Taiwan: False Killer Whale, Beaked Whales, Spotted Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin, Fraser's Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Killer Whale, and Risso's Dolphin.