finback finback

Definition(s):

  • (n) large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific

Usage(s):

  1. A healthy adult finback should have a slow pulseonly twelve to the minute or less.
  2. The world-famed French oceanographer explores the depths off the coast of Madagascar in search of finback, sperm and killer whales.
  3. Most important change was a complete ban on hunting the endangered finback whales except in a small area of the Antarctic.

News

  1. Whale Meets Grisly End in New York City

    A 55-foot-long whale is being dissected after it was found dead on the bow of a container ship in New York harbor.The finback whale was towed to an Army Corps of Engineers station in Jersey City, N.J., after it was found at the weekend.
    on April 17, 2014     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. New Jersey Researchers Examine Whale Found Dead In New York Harbor

    Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J. were in Jersey City on Wednesday, conducting a necropsy on the finback that weighs 55 to 60 tons.
    on April 17, 2014     Source: CBS New York

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