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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 only 4% of the estimated delphinid abundance in the HICEAS in 2010 could not be identified to species, more than 30% of the rorqual abundance and 40% of the beaked whale abundance could not be identified to species.
Sperm whale sightings were mainly of solitary animals, with a few pairs, whereas rorquals were recorded in groups up to four animals and pilot whales in groups of 20-25 animals.
The first is eaten by penguins and seals, and the second by rorquals.
You can have two organisms that are as completely different as a pelican and a rorqual whale are - you just have to look at them to immediately understand the differences - but, that said, they have these extraordinary similarities as well," study leader Daniel Field of Yale University told Live Science.
The rorqual fishery by steamers in the Gulf of Maine was intertwined with the menhaden fishery.
If probable species identifications were not available, species were classified as unidentified delphinoids, small whales, beaked whales, rorqual whales, or large whales.
Minke whales are part of the rorquals, a family which includes the humpback whale, the fin whale, the Bryde's whale, the sei whale and the blue whale.
After this, several participating countries (England, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Canada, and the United States in the Northern Hemisphere and South Africa, England, Chile, Norway, and Argentina in the Southern Hemisphere) took full advantage of the previously unexploited stocks of large rorquals (Allison, 2012).
They give clear descriptions of physical characteristics and habitats and even provide a handy species checklist to record your loons, grebes, rorquals, terns and albatrosses.
Australia accused Japan on April 1 of planning to step up whaling activities by hunting humpback whales and common rorquals in addition to its current catches of smaller minke whales.
Tokyo rapidly became the focus of a furious row when it proposed lifting the ban on the sale of products based on rorquals from the Northern Hemisphere and Bryde's whales from the North Pacific, which are currently on the endangered species list.