any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
A very large marine mammal with a streamlined hairless body, a horizontal tail fin, and a blowhole on top of the head for breathing
abruptly: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
Webkinz Orca Whale
Webkinz pets are very special plush animals. Each Webkinz pet comes with a secret code that allows the owner to log into the website and adopt a virtual version of their pet. With this code as their key, children can join Webkinz World without giving out any personal information such as e-mail, last name or phone number.
•Webkinz pets are very special plush animals •Codes allow you to join Webkinz World •Add to your collection to build up your Webkinz virtual plush family •Great gifts for kids of all ages
Whales bound to the Liguria sea. Ballenas hacia el Mar de Liguria.
2008- Navegando a cinco millas de la Punta de la Galera en Torredembarra, para cazar con mi objetivo a las ballenas que viajan hacia el Mar de Liguria. 2008- Sailing five miles off Galera Cape near Torredembarra, to hunt whales with my camera.
Whale Spout at Sunset
Whales are passing by here now (Mendocino, California). Here's a spout of spray just before sunset. I'm going to go out earlier today and try in better light.
(the spout is marked with a note)
dead whale gold miner
From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, to his abiding love of Moby-Dick, to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales. The Whale is his unforgettable and moving attempt to explain why these strange and beautiful animals exert such a powerful hold on our imagination.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2010: After reading Moby Dick, author Philip Hoare was so captivated by the subject that he spent years trying to fathom the planet’s most enormous and enigmatic of creatures. Hoare's admitted mania for whales led him to write Leviathan, or the Whale—which was awarded the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize, Britain’s most prestigious award for nonfiction. The book has finally migrated to this side of the Atlantic under a new title, The Whale. Hoare is not a scientist, but rather a biographer whose subjects have tended toward highbrow figures like Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde. In approaching cetaceans, the author’s non-scientific background works to great advantage. Similar to Melville, Hoare has captured a wide range of historical and scientific facts about whales, but has chosen to present them through an extremely powerful instrument--the literary imagination. The result is a deeply moving and thought-provoking biography of the planet’s toughest, yet most vulnerable of prehistoric survivors. The Whale takes us well beyond the limits of what we can see, hear or otherwise objectively "know" about whales, and offers a much more vivid sense of their true magnitude. --Lauren Nemroff