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Humpback Whales

Megaptera novaeangliae


@ GaleWhale,to continue our discussion on Minke , I uploaded this picture . Any suggestions?

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galewhale..Gale 12 years ago

Whew... you are very welcome

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

@ Gale , after studying many images of Minkes and after all the valuable feedback that I got from you,I agree that both the spottings are Humpbacks.
Thnx so much!!.

galewhale..Gale 12 years ago

Its a bit tough to be sure 100% because it is far off but again I think this is a humpback... this time because Minke's have very hooked and refined dorsals and this one looks more blunt . Both species would be where you saw this whale so habitat isn't much help.

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