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Humpback whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

Habitat:

Essentially worldwide

Notes:

This was believed to be an adolescent male & he breached for over an hour continuously! They were once extensively hunted in the region - out from Eden - & have now returned in numbers, mainly seen when moving south in July - sept.

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4 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing these photos of your exciting encounter!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Hi Sera A couple of things... the location is on the land :-) but more importantly you have spotted the very rare 'all-black' Aussie humpback (unless you have accidentally mixed in your Hawaii pics). Congratulations !!!

Hi Sera, can you please check the location of this, it is obviously in the sea but you have the map pin on land and nothing in the habitat field. The map pin can be moved manually to an approximate (in this case) location. Correct completion of the habitat field is important for our researchers. You can check our FAQs http://www.projectnoah.org/faq and read through our blogs http://blog.projectnoah.org/ for more information.

BarbaraSing
BarbaraSing 7 years ago

Great capture.

SeraArnold
Spotted by
SeraArnold

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2009
Submitted on Jul 19, 2014

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