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Definitions[edit]

Clearly an emotive subject! The term "whale" often includes dolphins and porpoises in the literature. Indeed Wiki itself includes them in Odontoceti (toothed whales). The Oxford English Dictionary defines "whale" to include dolphins/porpoises. Some dolphins are called whales. This needs to be reflected in the article. I'm not criticising the article itself, which I think is excellent. Darorcilmir (talk)

I think the article strikes a good balance describing the definition prominently in the lead but coming down on the most common interpretation which excludes dolphins and porpoises. Odontoceti, even toothed whale, is not a term in common usage so describes the scientific parvorder including dolphins and porpoises much as Cetacea does. The article specifically covers that some dolphins are called whales in the first section. Please do make changes or suggest some here if you still feel it is not covered sufficiently. |→ Spaully τ  21:15, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

"Ballena asesina"[edit]

The article states that a species is called in Spanish "ballena asesina", which translates as "whale killer" or "whale assasin", but is sometimes translated as "killer whale".

Well, "ballena asesina" only means "killer whale". "Whale killer" would be "asesina de ballenas".

Cheers.

--200.76.202.66 (talk) 03:30, 17 February 2017 (UTC)