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Whales

The largest marine mammals with forelimbs modified as fins, a tail with horizontal flukes, and nasal openings on top of the head.

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fluke

Animals; Whales

Many whales and their relatives have a rubbery tail flipper which is known as a fluke.

sperm whale

Animals; Whales

A member of the genus Physeter, the sperm whale is a toothed whale having the largest brain of any animal. Its name comes from the term spermaceti, which is the milky-white waxy substance found in ...

Right whale

Animals; Whales

The common name for the species of Eubalaena glacialis whales. The name was originally given by whalers who thought the marine mammals the right whales to kill because they favoured shallow coastal ...

The blue whale

Animals; Whales

Blue whale is a marine mammal, and they are the largest animal ever existed. They're 30 meters in length and weight of about 180 tons they ( weighting them for the size that it is very difficult, and ...

Blubber

Animals; Whales

A thick layer of fat that lies under the skin of whales, seals, and certain other sea mammals.

Porpoise

Animals; Whales

A small whale that is related to but smaller than a dolphin. Porpoises have blunt snouts and flat teeth.

Pygmy right whale

Animals; Whales

The pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata) is a baleen whale, and the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct. Unlike most other whales, it has rarely been ...

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