Male whales and group names (fwd)

From: Mike Williamson (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 17:06:02 EDT

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Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 16:05:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Phillip J. Clapham" <>
Subject: Male whales and group names

A male whale is usually called just a male by scientists, though whalers
used to call them "bulls" in the old days. We still use the word "cow" for
a female whale, especially if she has a calf with her.
The proper name ("collective noun") for a group of whales in a "pod",
although people also use school or just group.

Phil Clapham

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