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Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

Description:

Dead Humpback Whale. It smelled pretty bad but it smelled even worse when the divers got inside and cut some sort of bladder and the whale quickly deflated. Later, the tug towed it out to sea.

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yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago
Megaptera novaeangliae


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4 Comments

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 10 years ago

Always sad, although a fact of live. Thanks for sharing.

JohnMatzick
JohnMatzick 10 years ago

To tell you the truth I was wondering if it was a Humpback when I uploaded it. I changed it to Sperm Whale. Thanks for the assist.

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Hi John, this is definitely a dead humpback whale (Megaptera noveangliae), Pierre T is right, and the long pectoral flippers are a giveaway too..

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 10 years ago

glad it got a proper burial

JohnMatzick
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JohnMatzick

Unalaska, Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2007
Submitted on Jun 25, 2011

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