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cetacean

1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cetacea, an order of aquatic placental mammals having no hind limbs and a blowhole for breathing: includes toothed whales (dolphins, porpoises, etc.) and whalebone whales (rorquals, right whales, etc.)
2. a whale
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It follows that small cetacean populations would respond to such variations in SST, likely as a response to changes in prey populations, as has been shown for seabirds (Hyrenbach and Veit, 2003).
holding environmental activism does comprise private end); see also Inst, for Cetacean Research, 708 F.
This is probably the second or third time such a huge Cetacean animal is found off Bahrain coast", he said, citing recurrent cases of dead sharks, dolphins and other marine species found washed up ashore.
RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis said: "While we appreciate calls from the public spotting stranded cetaceans, when teams are working on the rescue attempt the most important thing for members of the public to do is to stand back and let us do our work.
To support this critical scientific resource, an anonymous donor recently established the "Ruth DeLynn Cetacean Collection at Mote Marine Laboratory Fund" with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the Collection in perpetuity and allow Mote to showcase DeLynn's work in a new public exhibit in Mote Aquarium that will open later this year.
and Thad Starner, an artificial intelligence researcher at Georgia Tech, developed a project called Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry (CHAT), and will test a prototype device this summer, reports New Scientist.
The coastal waters of central California provide foraging habitat and migration corridors for a variety of temperate and warm-water cetacean taxa.
One branch, derived from a species that had prowled for food along the coastal tidal pools, eventually returned to the ocean, giving rise to a fully aquatic form of mammals, including the Cetacean order, to take advantage of the abundant biomass in the seas.
But the biggest slice of this literary and artistic tour of the cetacean world is dedicated to the sperm whale, the largest predator ever to have roamed the Earth, and to the whaling industry that pursued these beasts and inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.
EYE ON OUR SEAS SEAFARERS are asked to send in their sightings of whales and dolphins for a survey by the North East Cetacean Project (NECP).
Almost a third of the world's 80-plus cetacean species had their Red List status changed based on the IUCN's 2008 assessment, with the vast majority now considered at greater risk than before.
The following analysis investigates the public health component of the human-cetacean relationship; specifically, whether health concerns surrounding the consumption of contaminated cetacean products warrant, international or domestic regulatory reform.