Bottle-nosed whale

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LaVieEnBleu

Member
CaNaDa, EnGlIsH
Hey y'all,

How do you say "bottle-nosed whale" in French? I know "souffleur" is a bottle-nosed dolphin, but what exactly is a bottle-nosed whale?

EX: A bottle-nosed whale was currently living in the river Thames, London, England.

I would appreciate if you translated the sentance, too.

By the way, did you hear about the whale in Thames? It died, sadly. :(


LaVieEnBleu ^-^
 
  • Aupick

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    News reports seem to call it either a "baleine à bec commune" or just a "baleine à bec". Hopefully a marine biologist will pass this way soon and enlighten us.
     

    LaVieEnBleu

    Member
    CaNaDa, EnGlIsH
    Heehee... I don't think there is a chance of that.... but thanks for the translation!!! I didn't really need it all detailed. ^-^

    And about it dying... I think it's just a rumour. Thanks, anyways!
     
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    Aliocha

    Senior Member
    France
    I found this here : http://www.edu.pe.ca/queencharlotte/science/dauphp.htm

    Le dauphin à nez de bouteille est longeur de 2.5 à 3.7 métres. Leur tribune de est 7 à 8 centimétres de longue. Ils pèsent environ 190 à 260 kilogrames. Une mâle adulte est plus long et plus lourd qu'une femelle mais une femelle grossi plus rapidement que les mâles pour les prmières dix années de sa vie. Leur couleur varie de gris, à gris-vert, à gris-brun. Les dauphin plus vieux ont parfois les taches sur les côtés. Il y a du blanc sur leur estomac, sous leur mâchoires et aux régions proche de leur queue. Le corps du dauphin est lisse, fuselé et aérodynamique pour mieux nager dans l'eau.

    Is it what you are looking for?
     

    Philippe J.

    New Member
    france
    I do think there's a mistake: bottle-nose whales look like dolphins, they are sea mammals as well, but are actually whales.
     
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