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whaling

(Encyclopedia) whaling, the hunting of whales for the oil that can be rendered from their flesh, for meat, and for baleen (whalebone). Historically, whale oil was economically the most important. Ear...

whale

(Encyclopedia) whale, aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, found in all oceans of the world. Members of this order vary greatly in size and include the largest animals that have ever lived. Cetaceans never le...

The Horseman on the Roof(1995)

Miramax; rental pricing; RDirector: Jean-Paul Rappeneau Cast: Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez France A swashbuckling love story, set against the background of a deadly c…

black whale

(Encyclopedia) black whale, name for the black right whale and for the sperm whale .

right whale

(Encyclopedia) right whale, name for whales of the family Balaenidae. They were so named by whalers, who for centuries considered them the right whales to hunt, because they float when killed an...

blue whale

(Encyclopedia) blue whale, a baleen whale , Balaenoptera musculus. Also called the sulphur-bottom whale and Sibbald's rorqual, it is the largest animal that has ever lived. Blue whales have been ...

whale shark

(Encyclopedia) whale shark, large, plankton-eating shark, Rhincodon typus, found in all tropical seas of the world. The largest known specimens are 50 ft (15 m) long, making them the largest fish in th...