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American Cetacean Society - Cetacean terms
Category: Animals and Nature > Cetaceans
Date & country: 30/08/2013, US
Words: 11


ATOC
Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate

Benthic
Pertaining to the bottom of the sea.

Biota
The animal and plant life of a region considered as a total ecological entity.

Breach
To leap upward through the water surface.

Dorsal
Pertaining to the back or upper surface of the body.

Dorsal fin
The fin along the midline of the back.

Intertidal
Between the extremes of high and low tide.

IWC
International Whaling Commission

MBNMS
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Morbillivirus
Measels distemper virus

Ventral
Pertaining to the underside or lower part of the body.