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1(of whale)orificio nasal masculine
- While the rest of us stood agog as the spray from the whales' blowholes misted over the deck, three divers managed to slip into the water.
- A calf will hump up onto the back of the sleeping mother, breach onto her, cover her blowhole with his tail.
- When they dive, muscles close the blowhole and their ribcage collapses to keep air bubbles from forming in the bloodstream.
- One of the whales spouted a cloud of mist from its blowhole.
- They are surrounded by crowds of people stroking and patting them often near sensitive areas such as their blowholes and they become obese through uncontrolled feeding.
2(in ice)orificio de ventilación masculinerespiradero masculine
- Soon you come across a blowhole forming a vertical shaft 1.5m in diameter that leads to the surface.
- Polar bears will stand or lie by the seals blowhole in the ice for hours; they may swim towards seals resting on the ice flows with only their nose showing above the water.
- A burly man raises a stick with a hook on the end to strike a baby seal as it surfaces from a blowhole in the ice.
- The bears wait and watch at the seal's blowhole, not moving, perhaps hiding their black noses behind the ice.
- They will sit by a seal blowhole for hours, waiting, until the animal surfaces.