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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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It is located near the research base Neumayer Station III on the ice shelf and regularly records underwater sounds of humpback whales even in the austral winter months.
The results suggest that humpback whales, which researchers have previously shown learn songs from one another, also pass on hunting behaviors.
The fragmental data collected through the first stranding and incidental catch network for cetaceans in China established in 2002-2004 also suggested that there might be some Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Ningde and Fuzhou.
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Since the 1970s, the Chatanika River, located near Fairbanks in the interior of Alaska, has supported a prolific and popular recreational spear fishery for humpback whitefish and least cisco during their fall spawning migration.
Between 27 July and 28 September 2009, a total of 43 trips aboard a whale watching boat were made to study humpback whale distribution during the wintering season (June-October) along the coastal area between Los Organos and Cabo Blanco off northern Peru (Fig.
It's to that end that Stevick and other experts have been trawling the Web for photos taken by tourists and whale-watchers, hoping to help build on a worldwide catalog of humpback whales which can be used to track where they travel.
Humpback whales were the most commonly sighted species, particularly around the Balleny Islands.
Prof Matt Bentley, a marine biologist at Newcastle University, said such a sighting in the North Sea is unusual and could therefore be linked to a dead humpback which was found in the River Thames in London on Saturday.
Humpback whales can grow to 16 metres and weigh as much 45 tonnes (the weight of 13 elephants or 680 people).
Over 16 species of cetaceans, including whales and dolphins, are known to have appeared in Hong Kong waters, but only two of them, the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (or Chinese white dolphin) and the finless porpoise, live here permanently.
The workshop, included participants from Arabian Sea humpback whale range states, namely India, Pakistan, Iran, the UAE and Sri Lanka as well as other international partners.