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  1. sei whale, Balaenoptera borealisnoun

    similar to but smaller than the finback whale


  1. sei whalenoun

    a whale of the rorqual family (Balaenoptera borealis)

    Etymology: Adapted from seihval, with the second half translated.


  1. Sei whale

    The sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis, is a baleen whale, the third-largest rorqual after the blue whale and the fin whale. It inhabits most oceans and adjoining seas, and prefers deep offshore waters. It avoids polar and tropical waters and semi-enclosed bodies of water. The sei whale migrates annually from cool and subpolar waters in summer to winter in temperate and subtropical waters. Reaching 19.5 metres long and weighing as much as 28 tonnes, the sei whale daily consumes an average of 900 kilograms of food, primarily copepods, krill, and other zooplankton. It is among the fastest of all cetaceans, and can reach speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour over short distances. The whale's name comes from the Norwegian word for pollock, a fish that appears off the coast of Norway at the same time of the year as the sei whale. Following large-scale commercial whaling during the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when over 255,000 whales were taken, the sei whale is now internationally protected, although limited hunting occurs under a controversial research program conducted by Japan. As of 2008, its worldwide population was about 80,000, nearly a third of its pre-whaling population.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sei whale in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sei whale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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