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Humpback whale

Megaptera novaeangliae




@ Gale ,this looks like a Dwarf Minke Whale to me.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

@ Gale,
Pl check this out. Thanks!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

@ Gale in conclusion I will go by the Id you suggest.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

@ Gale,When I had uploaded this spotting almost 8 months ago, it was identified by a person as Minke whale. He felt 100 percent sure that it was a Minke whale.
I could not find the spotting. Do you think that IT support at Project Noah would be able to locate it?
Did you compare this picture with the picture in the wikipedia? Very Similar.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

@ juan ,i took this picture when I had gone on a cruise to Alaska. It was the inside passage and include Sitka,Ketchikan, Juneau,and Tracy Arm.
I believe this is near Ketchikan where we took a wild life watching boat excursion.

galewhale..Gale 11 years ago

Emma I think it could be a humpback. Minkes and finbacks are so muscular and streamlined that they dive without having to hunch up their tail stock like that. Humpbacks and right whales are much more buoyant and even when they don't "fluke up" for a deep dive, they will bring more of their back out of the water than Minkes do.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

Hi Emma, are you sure of the location of this spot? is in main land

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Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2007
Submitted on Jan 3, 2012

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