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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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Various species of cyamid whale lice are highly specialized for a particular species of right whale (Eubalaena spp.
Among marine mammals, intestinal parasites, whale lice, and barnacles have proven useful for tracking migrations of gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus; Killingley, 1980) and identifying stocks and the social structure of pilot whales (Globicephala melas; Balbuena and Raga, 1993), and have been useful for tracking general movement patterns of wide ranging, elusive cetacean populations without the use of expensive tagging equipment.