Humpback whale dorsal fin, one of the identifiable characteristics researchers use to capture/recapture humpback whales from year to year. Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
Stock Photo: 27044 -?-
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
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NOTE: This photograph was taken during Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research activities conducted under NOAA/NMFS and State of Hawaii permit. Its use is subject to certain restrictions. Please contact the photographer for more information.
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