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hump·back

(hŭmp'bak),
Nonmedical term for kyphosis or gibbus.

humpback

/hump·back/ (hump´bak) kyphosis.

humpback

(hŭmp′băk′)
n.
1. See hunchback.
2. A humped upper back.

hump′backed′ adj.

humpback

[hump′bak]
Etymology: Du, homp, thick slice; AS, baec
See kyphosis.

hump·back

(hŭmp'bak)
Nonmedical term for kyphosis or gibbus.

humpback

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Dedicated studies in Oman since 2000 have established that humpback whales found off the sultanate are the only population of humpback whales in the world that does not make an annual migration between tropical and polar regions.
Andrew Willson from Five Oceans Environmental Services in Muscat said, 'The implications of this first transoceanic crossing reported by the tag represents a significant breakthrough for regional scientists have been challenged to understand if the humpback whales observed in the Arabian sea are connected - or reside in their own discrete areas.
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Humpback whales purr, moan and squeak in repeated sequences better known as whalesong.
With blue whales and humpback whales we have yet to detect any reaction when doing photogrammetry overflights at higher altitudes or with breath sampling at lower altitudes,' explained Michael Moore, director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center.
No-one disputes that humpbacks the world over have staged an impressive comeback from the brink of extinction since commercial whaling was outlawed in 1966.
From their tail-slapping displays to powerful breaches through the water, migrating humpback whales are putting on one of nature s greatest annual spectacles.
The research team then used network analysis to draw connections between whales--a social network for humpbacks.
RARE sightings of humpback or fin whales have been reported off the coast of Anglesey.
Washington, Feb 2 ( ANI ): Scientists have found that humpback whales on both sides of the southern Indian Ocean sing different tunes.