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beak

1. the projecting jaws of a bird, covered with a horny sheath; bill
2. any beaklike mouthpart in other animals, such as turtles
3. Architect the upper surface of a cornice, which slopes out to throw off water
4. Chem the part of a still or retort through which vapour passes to the condenser
5. Nautical another word for ram

beak

[bēk]
(botany)
Any pointed projection, as on some fruits, that resembles a bird bill.
(invertebrate zoology)
The tip of the umbo in bivalves.
(vertebrate zoology)
The bill of a bird or some other animal, such as the turtle.
A projecting jawbone element of certain fishes, such as the sawfish and pike.
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The estimates of g(0) by Barlow (2015) were relative to a value of 1 at a Beaufort sea state of 0 for most species or species groups considered, with the exception of the Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) and Mesoplodon spp.
But a few details about the carcass, such as the colouration and position of the dorsal fin, didn't match any known description of a Baird's beaked whale.
BEIRUT: A rare beaked whale was seen off the coast of Lebanon, environmental organization GreenArea announced Monday.
12345/abstract) study first published Tuesday in the Marine Mammal Science journal found that the whale that washed ashore was two-thirds the size of a Baird's beaked whale.
The 17,000,000-year-old fossil is from the beaked Ziphiidae whale family, although the bones originally were thought to be those of a turtle speciman.
The Longman's beaked whale was found with several wounds in the body in the coastal village of Catablingan in General Nakar.
Of around 8,000-10,000 white beaked dolphins in the North Sea, Ben estimates a few hundred of them to be around Farne East, but the main concentration lies just outside the protective zone.
She told BBC News that beaked whales had very high levels of the myoglobin protein in their muscles, to the point where the tissues appeared almost black.
Beaked whales are highly sensitive to sound and account for the majority of beachings near military exercises.
A team of international researchers has documented evidence for the first time that sonar altered the behavior and movement of beaked whales.
Five Gray's Beaked whales were found stranded last week in Port Waikato beach, around 100 kilometers south of Auckland.