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humpback

huhmpbak

  • n  an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
  • n  a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
  • n  large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives

  • Japanese whalers are planning to harpoon up to 50 humpback whales for the first time since hunting the endangered species was banned in 1963.
  • The humpback grows to a length of 45 ft.
  • A carnival and illuminated parade provide shore-based entertainment, but the real stars of the show are the humpback whales that visit this protected coastline between now and .
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  • Nobutaka Machimura in BBC News
    Japan has decided not to catch humpback whales for one year or two,Mr Machimura told reporters.
  • Turnbull in Melbourne Herald Sun
    Australia has an excellent relationship with Japan, but the inclusion of humpback whales into the so-called scientific whaling program is an unnecessary, provocative act,Mr Turnbull said. "It is calculated . . . to undermine dramatically...
  • Thomas Schieffer in Reuters
    I think we had an agreement ...... between the United States and Japan that humpback whales would not be harvested, I think, until maybe the International Whaling Conference in June,US ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer told a small group...

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