cetacean : Definition, Usages, News and More

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cetacean

si tay shuhn

  • n  large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
  • a  of or relating to whales and dolphins etc

  • Wang says the finless porpoise, another large cetacean native to the river, has also seen its population plummet because of shipping and hydrological engineering.
  • After a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling, the 73-member International Whaling Commission (IWC) will hold its annual meeting in Anchorage in May to continue the cetacean .
  • As a young man, he captured and trained Flipper--or rather, the five dolphins that played that beloved cetacean.
News & Articles

  • Three things to do in Marin County, July 30, 2013
    Whale tales• What: Naturalist Jerry Loomis speaks about "Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez, Laguna Magdelena and Laguna San Igancio" at an SF Bay American Cetacean Society program.
    July 30, 2013 - Marin Independent Journal
  • A Complicated Cetacean
    Watch A Complicated Cetacean video online. News and opinion video from The NYTimes including breaking news, investigative reporting, national and international coverage. Style and celebrity video.
    July 29, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Michelle Bachelet in AFP
    No cetacean can now be hunted in our territorial waters,Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said after signing a law creating the reserve.
  • Paul Watson in The Guardian
    Each year the accusations have flown and the language has become more colourful: "We are obsessed with stopping the cetacean Death Star, that vicious, cruel killing machine and her fleet of boats armed with explosive harpoons," says Watson.
  • Stephanie Chadwick in Earthtimes (press release)
    For more than half of cetacean species we are unable to definitively say whether particular populations are declining or increasing, and the reality for some species could be worse than we currently believe,Chadwick said. "This is an...

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