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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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SHOCKING Minke whale is lifted from boat after being caught.
A 2017 survey by the Japan Whaling Association showed about 64 percent of respondents in ages ranging from teens to 50s said they have eaten whale meat but most of them said they haven't eaten once for more than five years.
Whale watching in Sri Lanka could be a success story for Eco-tourism, if the government regulatory procedures along with the tourism industry organize themselves to ensure the safety of whale watchers as well as the whales and to educate tourists of the amazing eco-system that surrounds Sri Lanka.
Both blue whale and Bryde's whale belong to the family of baleen whales, also called toothless whales, and there are minor differences in their features,' he explained.
Reports said that upon initial observation, the whale had a prominent backbone and peanut-shaped head.
Shoji's firm annually harpoons 26 giant beaked whales - a type not covered by the IWC but subject to domestic Japanese quotas - and lands them at Wada port, one of the country's five bases for coastal whaling.
In 1996, the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team was established to bring stakeholders--including state and federal entities, non-governmental organizations, fishing associations, and scientists--together to address the topic of fishing gear entanglements.
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.
The study has contributed to what is currently known about whale sharks in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
With 95% of the Japanese population refusing to eat whale meat, there is a growing amount of unconsumed whale meat.
That's (http://www.ibtimes.com/prehistoric-whales-had-knife-teeth-tear-apart-prey-2584479) opposed to being a baleen whale, the mammals that filter-feed instead of biting down on their prey.
Bryde's Whales or Tropical Whales, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales, Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Pygmy Killer Whales, Melon-Headed Whales and False Killer Whale are the famous types of whales that visit Omani waters.
The Bryde's whale is the only species of baleen whales that spends the whole year in tropical and subtropical zones.
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.
The country has never produced any scientific findings that would justify a legal slaughter, and most of the meat harvested in the hunts has ended up in the dwindling number of restaurants and markets in Japan that still serve whale.