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Humpback whale mother and calf, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

Humpback whale mother and calf, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

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Uploaded 13 Aug 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2012 Taken by: Glenn Edney
There is a very strong bond between mother and calf and they spend a lot of time in close physical contact. Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, which travel for great distances through the world's oceans. These sequences of moans, howls, cries, and other noises are quite complex and often continue for hours on end. Humpbacks are powerful swimmers, and they use their massive tail fin, called a fluke, to propel themselves through the water and sometimes completely out of it.
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