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(Animals) another name for rorqual
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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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He was certainly impressive - a 70ft, 70-ton finback whale caught off the coast of Norway in 1952.
After four hours spent in an inflatable raft, Bush was rescued by the lifeguard submarine USS Finback, where he remained for a month helping to rescue other pilots.
The photos show a finback whale lying belly-up in the water while a great white shark chomped on its remains.
"It was truly an incredible experience to witness these apex predators recycling the dead finback whale," she ( wrote on Facebook of the encounter, adding, "I'm still in awe!"
The Kashmir grey langur, Indus dolphin, finback whale, Balochistan bear, musk deer, hog deer, Indian pangolin, Egyptian vulture, green turtle and Indian narrow-headed turtle are endangered.
The minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) is an Atlantic finback whale regularly migrating to areas in the north where they feed on pelagic fish and crustaceans [16].
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.