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whale

see CETACEAN.

whale

large mammal, member of the order Cetacea, well adapted to aquatic life.

false killer whale
Pseudorca crassidens; much smaller than the killer whale and lacking its fiercely predatory behavior.
killer whale
the greatest predator of the whales eating all kinds of fish life including other whales. Called also grampus, Orcinus orca.
whale lice
whale stranding
see pinniped stranding.
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Although commercial whaling has been banned since 1986 under the International Whaling Commission (IWC), over 25,000 whales have been killed since this ban came into force and more than 1,400 whales are expected to die this year alone.
Japan's whaling "godfather," Seiji Ohsumi, directs the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), established when the whaling moratorium took effect in 1987.
The agency was to catch up to 100 minke, 50 Bryde's and 10 sperm whales during this year's whaling.
Bryde's and sperm whales were hunted for the first time since 1987, the year Japan ended its commercial whaling.
Norwegian scientists have suggested that a total ban on whaling may even be preventing heavily depleted species from recovering.
The whaling industry has been suffering severely from the moratorium imposed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- which includes a ban on the hunt of its main catch, minke whales -- with whaling stations forced to shut down one after another.
Seven of the eight great whale species decimated by whaling are still on the Endangered Species List.
Recently there have been expressions in the Congress against whaling as expressed in S.
Since the heyday of whaling, however, scientists have grown curious about buoyancy changes underwater.
In the film, Berry plays Max, the only child of a whaling ship captain.
The society has taken credit for sinking eight whaling ships and for ramming seven whalers and driftnetters.