humpback whale

noun
a large whalebone whale of the genus Megaptera having long narrow flippers, and noted for its habit of arching deeply as it dives: once abundant in coastal waters, it is now rare but its numbers are increasing.

Origin:
1715–25

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One company believes it has found an answer to these problems by mimicking the fin of the humpback whale.
In wintertime you'll also be able to listen for humpback whale songs.
Researchers say they have shown for the first time that humpback whale calves make sounds.
The migratory baleen humpback whale swims through all the oceans of the world.
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