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fin whale

noun
1.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • The freezer case was full of curious meats: a snowy hunk of a fin whale's throat, a slab of musk ox.
  • They are trailed in the rankings by the fin whale and a few other related species of whales.
  • But one group of seismologists has flipped things around to harvest an extensive repertoire of fin whale songs.
  • Biologists found the system was also an extremely useful tool to detect blue and fin whale calls over long distances.
  • The direct physical impact of the biopsy dart on a fin whale is negligible.

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