In connexion with this appellative of Whalebone whales , it is of great importance to mention, that however such a nomenclature may be convenient in facilitating allusions to some kind of whales, yet it is in vain to attempt a clear classification of the Leviathan, founded upon either his baleen, or hump, or fin, or teeth; notwithstanding that those marked parts or features very obviously seem better adapted to afford the basis for a regular system of Cetology than any other detached bodily distinctions, which the whale, in his kinds, presents.
He has a peculiar way of showing his dorsal hooked fin in swimming, which looks something like a Roman nose.
If during the earthquake  whic in 1835 overthrew Concepcion, in Chile, it was thought wonderful that small bodies should have been pitched a fe inches from the ground, what must we say to a movemen which has caused fragments many tons in weight, to mov onwards like so much sand on a vibrating board, and fin
Colour of the female paratype in alcohol : pale yellowish; a narrow dusky band just below the peduncular part of lateral line extending anteriorly and fainter to above base of sixth anal ray; a small dusky spot centrally on the dorsal fin
membrane; an irregular dusky spot at the base of the caudal fin
above the lateral line and extending dorsally to the base of the third principal caudal ray; all other fins
4; total gill-rakers 15-18 (lower limb+mid+upper limb 8-10+1+6-7); head and body silvery-black; presence of black vivid spot at the beginning of pectoral-fin
and diffused black blotch at the beginning of pored lateral-line scales; pelvic, anal and caudal fins
dusky greyish black (Fig.
Not a single shark carcass appeared, yet hundreds of fins
were drying on the Taiwanese ship's railing.
That's because the fins
on your HMMWV's radiator and oil cooler protect your HMMWV's engine and transmission from overheating.
Finning" involves cutting off the fins
(back, tail and pectoral) from a live shark then throwing the animal back into the ocean to die.
fish body weight, total length, dorsal fin
length, caudal fin
length, anal fin
length, average length of the paired pectoral fins
and average length of paired pelvic fins
, accounted for 64.
Fishermen in some countries cut off the fins
to maximise profits by not having to store the whole fish, leaving them to suffocate in the sea.
After processing on board, however, the fins
and carcasses can be landed in different ports, which complicates record-keeping on the fin
-to-carcass ratio and makes it difficult to detect cases of discards.
The European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries (PECH) has backed the ban on shark fin
removal (a practice known as finning), and wants to see stricter controls.