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North Pacific humpback whale, calf, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, calf, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, calf, Maui Male North Pacific humpback whale streams a trail of bubbles.  The primary male escort whale (center) creates a curtain of bubbles underwater as it swims behind a female (right), with other challenging males trailing behind in a competitive group.  The bubbles may be a form of intimidation from the primary escort towards the challenging escorts, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Maui North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Maui Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Hawaiian humpback whale underwater, sun beams dappling the whale in clear oceanic waters, Maui North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Maui North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, calf, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, calf, Maui Humpback whale holding fluke (tail) aloft out of the water, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whales at the surface, volcano and clouds, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Male humpback whale with head raised out of the water, braking and pushing back at another whale by using pectoral fins spread in a "crucifix block", during surface active social behaviours, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale swimming with raised pectoral fin (ventral aspect), Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale surface active group including head lunge and two fluke swipes, whale watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale rostrum, dorsal aspect, showing tubercles, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale blowhole, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale competitive group, surfacing and blowing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Molokai North Pacific humpback whale, fluke held above water, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, blow at sunset, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale mother, calf (top), male escort (rear), underwater.  A young humpback calf typically swims alongside or above its mother, and male escorts will usually travel behind the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale performing a peduncle throw at the surface, swinging its fluke (tail) sideways and flinging water all over, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale performing a peduncle throw at the surface, swinging its fluke (tail) sideways and flinging water all over, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui, San Diego, Hawaii North Pacific humpback whale rounds out in front of whale watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale at the surface with open mouth and inflated throat, in front of whale watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale rounds out near observers, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale calf with open mouth out of the water, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group exhaling at the surface, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale performing a head slap, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale breaching, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale performing a peduncle throw, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale performing a peduncle throw, Megaptera novaeangliae, Molokai Humpback whale, head lunge in active group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale primary escort head lunging, showing bleeding tubercles caused by collisions with other whales, rostrum extended out of the water, exhaling at the surface, exhibiting surface active social behaviours, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui

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