sei whale

\ ˈsā- How to pronounce sei whale (audio) , ˈsī-\

Definition of sei whale

: a widely distributed dark gray baleen whale (Balaenoptera borealis) that has a ridge on the top of the head and may reach a length of nearly 60 feet (18 meters)

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Most whale populations have not yet been recovered, including larger whales such as blue whales, fin whales and sei whales. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Japan will resume commercial whaling in July after a 30-year break," 9 June 2019 Other animals and wildlife to keep an eye out for while on the water include sea otters, Stellar sea lions, orcas, and fin, gray, humpback, minke and sei whales. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Kenai Fjords National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit," 11 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Baleen Whales Intermingled as They Evolved, and Share DNA With Distant Cousins," 4 Apr. 2018 The monument, encompassing 4,913 square miles off the coast of New England, protects ecological resources and species including deep-sea corals; sperm, fin, and sei whales; Kemp's ridley sea turtles; and deep-sea fish. Evan Halper,, "These are the 10 ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves Trump may be targeting," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sei whale

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sei whale

partial translation of Norwegian seihval, from sei coalfish + hval whale

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