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2006-06-19-21-45-21-1

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

One of the most amazing sights in the world is that of a Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching. It is amazing to see something this large come completely out of the water with apparent ease, and cause an immense splash upon landing. This whale breaches in front of the coastline of the Wild Coast region of South Africa near Port St Johns.
These whales can grown to upwards of 52 feet and weigh as much as 50 tons. They are also responsible for majorit of the more beautiful the 'whale songs' that have become synomous with the general public.

· Date: Tue September 5, 2006 · Reference ID: 1578/22006-06-19-21-45-21-1 · Views: 1483 ·
Keywords: balaenopteridae baleen rorqual mysticeti cetacea marine mammal pelagic filter feeder large endangered rare pectoral fins behaviour impressive jump
Additional Categories: Humpback Whales

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