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Descriptor English:   Whales 
Descriptor Spanish:   Ballenas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Baleias 
Synonyms English:   Beaked Whale
Beaked Whales
Bottle-Nosed Whale, Giant
Bottle-Nosed Whales, Giant
Dwarf Sperm Whale
Dwarf Sperm Whales
Eschrichtius robustus
Eubalaena australis
Giant Bottle Nosed Whales
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whale
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whales
Goose Beaked Whale
Goose-Beaked Whale
Goose-Beaked Whales
Gray Whale
Gray Whales
Grey Whale
Grey Whales
Monodon monoceros
North Atlantic Right Whale
Pygmy Right Whale
Pygmy Right Whales
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Pygmy Sperm Whales
Right Whale, North Atlantic
Right Whale, Pygmy
Right Whale, Southern
Right Whales, Pygmy
Right Whales, Southern
Southern Right Whale
Southern Right Whales
Sperm Whale, Dwarf
Sperm Whale, Pygmy
Sperm Whales, Dwarf
Sperm Whales, Pygmy
Whale, Grey
Whale, Southern Right
Whales, Grey
Whales, Southern Right
Tree Number:   B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865
Definition English:   Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened. 
Indexing Annotation English:   some dolphins are misnamed "whales": note FALSE KILLER WHALE; PYGMY KILLER WHALE; and MELON-HEADED WHALE; are entry terms to DOLPHINS; PILOT WHALES; and KILLER WHALE; both types of dolphin, are also available
See Related English:   Ambergris
History Note English:   91(75); was see under CETACEA 1975-90 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification EM embryology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PH physiology
PX psychology SU surgery
UR urine VI virology
Record Number:   15308 
Unique Identifier:   D014907 

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