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

  • This time, however, the whalers are planning what's expected to be its largest hunt in decades; along with about 850 minke and 50 finback whales, the fleet says it plans to harpoon .
  • A healthy adult finback should have a slow pulseonly twelve to the minute or less.
  • Of Whales Glands "He is gifted with such wondrous power and velocity in swimming as to defy all present pursuit from man," wrote Herman Melville of the finback.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    April 17, 2014 - NBC NEWS
  • 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.
    April 16, 2014 - CBS New York

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