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Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

Habitat:

Pacific Ocean.Juneau Alaska.



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11 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

@ Gale ,this is the second time i uploaded the spotting. i had uploaded one last year. Puzzled about its whereabouts!!
Any ways ,here is a link to the spotting
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/830...

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 7 years ago

Do you have a photo? Minkes are difficult whales to spot and even harder to photograph but they are beautifully streamlined. They are in the same family as the finback but much smaller (30' versus 70')

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks Galewhale. I also spotted another whale which was identified as a Mink whale.

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 7 years ago

Emma it definitely is a humpback.... individual humpbacks can be identified by the patterns on the underside of their fluke. Check out the other photos in the humpback mission and you'll see some well known individuals identified in that way. There is a citizen based catalog on flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flukematche...

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Wow !! p.young713!! You made my day today!! :)

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Good photo!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks Amber! and welcome to Project Noah!!!!.

Amber Burns
Amber Burns 8 years ago

Wow! This pic is great!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks, Will go with humpback.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

I think it's definitely a humpback :) Looks to be slightly bluish in colour, and the white on the underside of the tail is a bit mottled. Great picture, really want to go whale watching some time!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

is this an Orca or humpback?
Saw this in Juneau , Alaska

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Juneau, Alaska, USA

Lat: 58.30, Long: -134.42

Spotted on Aug 29, 2008
Submitted on Apr 29, 2011

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