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Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland

Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland

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Uploaded 10 Nov 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Greenland is home to around 15 species of Whale, of which only three remain during the winter. The Fin Whale is but a summer visitor to Greenland and is often seen in the water. The Fin Whale grows to be around 27m in length and is the World’s second-largest species, behind the Blue Whale. Whaling is recognized as an important part of the basis of existence for locals in Greenland, and the Fin Whale is one of a couple of whales which is still hunted, by quotas set by the International Whalin ...
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