from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bay ofWhales An inlet of the Ross Sea in the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica. It has been used as a base for Antarctic expeditions since 1911.


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  • The Arnoux's Beaked Whales is one of the least known species of the Beaked Whales family (Ziphidae), itself poorly known in general.

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  • "Whales" -- the vast Oceanic or Thalassic mammals that swim in Arctic waters.

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  • A demonstrator holds posters that read in Spanish "Whales are in danger. - Photown News

  • The starkly entitled Whales and Dolphins Earthscan, a book of essays edited by Philippa Brakes and Mark Simmonds of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is a timely survey of extraordinary developments in cetacean science and the possibility that, as philosopher Thomas I White says, we may soon have to start talking about the whale as a "who" rather than a "what". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • When they are on a losing streak, the so-called Whales - the big players in the gambling world - can lose a fortune in a few short hours, boosting their host's profits. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The snapshots spotlight the so-called Whales Have Been Spotted Off Maui Over the last two days, several pods of Humpback Whales have been spotted. - Articles related to Epic humpback whale battle filmed by BBC crew

  • LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kristen Bell is in negotiations to join Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in "Whales," a fact-based project set during Cold War-era 1988.

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  • Things behind the issue around "Whales", the series 2nd. - Business News

  • "Whales" and their world are the focus of an exhibit developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, opening Oct. 31, and the museum will participate in a city-wide celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday beginning next month. - News

  • Not that this matters terribly, but the 'Whales' in the translation are 'Taninim' in the original Hebrew, which today mean crocodiles.


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