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whale

1. n. a very fat person. (Cruel.) Britney is getting to be such a whale.
2. n. a drunkard; a person with an enormous capacity for liquor. Arthur is getting to be a regular whale. What does he drink?
3. n. a high roller in a casino or similar gambling setting. We take good care of our whales, comping them with anything they ask for.
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Japan whalers travelled as far as the North Atlantic or even to the Antarctic, killing about 500 whales last year.
Ultimately, the resumption of the traditional whaling may end up saving both huge government subsidies and the lives of many whales, experts say.
Interestingly, the impressive and large concentration of whales off Sri Lanka may not be of a population that migrates seasonally.
A 34-FOOT-LONG whale that washed ashore dead on the beach in Gwadar two days ago was quietly buried by municipality workers on Tuesday afternoon before its body could be examined by experts, sources told Dawn.
Earlier, this week an 8-meter sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms of plastic in its belly.
World Whale Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness of these majestic creatures and their plight.
Neatly lining up sliced whale meat to make "jerky" in the wintry sea breeze, Tetsuya Masaki says whaling is just part of daily life in his tiny Japanese community of Minamiboso.
Japan vowed to forge ahead with commercial whaling of minke and other whales off its coast but said it was stopping its most provocative whaling - annual Antarctic expeditions that used an IWC loophole permitting hunting for scientific research.
Right whales got their name because they were the "right" whale to hunt: they are slow, come close to shore, and float when they are dead.
A persistent opinion within the IWC - mainly among anti-whaling nations - continues to regard whales as 'a special creature.' There is an obstinate barrier to resuming commercial whaling.
In 1985, the International Whaling Commission enacted a law that prohibited commercial whaling, or hunting whales for food in every country.
Both toothed and baleen whales are part of a larger family called cetaceans.
Humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct humpback whales in the world - and may be the most isolated whale population on earth - according to the Environment Society of Oman (ESO).
According to statement on Thursday, Iqrar Mohammad, a trained fisherman and captain of Al Azaan fishing boat informed that he observed a pod of five whales feeding in waters about 15 km off Hajamro Creek near the mouth of the Indus River.
Baleen whales, also known as mysticetes, are the largest animals on earth, and include blue whales, minke whales, right whales, gray whales and fin whales, Khaleej Times reported.