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(Animals) another name for rorqual



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.finback - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throatfinback - 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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Duty assignments included multiple tours on the USS Finback (SSN 670); USS Frank Cable (AS 40); and as the Downfield Supply Commander in Kosovo.
The submarine USS Finback (SS-230) rescued Bush (an event recorded on film), and Bush received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Day 7: The northern shores of Cape Breton offer some of the country's best whale-watching locations, where you can see a variety of species including Pilot, Finback, Minke and even Humpback whales, along with some seals and eagles if you're lucky.
Two baleen whales were also encountered, the finback (Balaenoptera physalus physalus), and the northern right whale (Eubalaena glacialis).
And of the three, Iceland is the only country to hunt the endangered Finback whale.
Historically, the PLA(N) relied on older Chengdu J-7 variants and Shenyang J-8B/D Finback fighters for the offshore air defense mission.
Beside it, there is a museum of sea creatures, which showcases various sponges, shells and mummified fishes, as well as a complete finback whale skeleton, an aquarium, and a ship repair workshop.
Raymundo Agravante, DOLE Central Luzon regional director, issued a cease and desist order to Finback Corp.