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blubber

1. a thick insulating layer of fatty tissue below the skin of aquatic mammals such as the whale: used by man as a source of oil
2. Austral an informal name for jellyfish

blubber

[′bləb·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large sea nettle or medusa.
(vertebrate zoology)
A thick insulating layer of fat beneath the skin of whales and other marine mammals.
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RAINING BLUBBER History: A decision to blow up a whale carcass in 1971 resulted in a video clip that has entertained for decades.
For three years in July (2011-13) at Hendrickson Island, East Whitefish, Brown's Harbour, and Kendall Island, blubber samples were collected from the thorax of harvested belugas and frozen at -20[degrees]C for fatty acid analysis.
Your partner can help you by smoothing the blubber so it is evenly distributed.
Similarly, a collision with a blunt object is likely to have caused the whale blubber to bruise.
Examining the Role of Blubber in Whales & Dolphins
It seems that after finding a dead adult beluga on the shore, they harvested the skin and pink blubber in its tail, refrigerated it, and later ate it raw Two days after the whale was found, a physician reported three suspected cases of food-borne botulism.
There were epidemiological studies on the Greenland Eskimos, a population of people that eat mainly whale blubber," she said.
Norway said Tuesday that more scientific discussions with Japan were needed on the measurement of contaminants in whale products before both countries could start trading in whale meat and blubber.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-31 July 2002-Norway and Japan in talks over whale blubber export (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Greenpeace analyzed both the meat and blubber of some 60 minke whales caught in Norwegian waters and found that the PCB levels in blubber amounted to 0.