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Image 02864, Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group. Maui, Hawaii, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, Phillip Colla / HWRF, all rights reserved worldwide.   Keywords: action:animal:balaenopteridae:behavior:cetacea:cetacean:competitive rowdy group:endangered:endangered threatened species:hawaii:hawaiian islands:hawaiian islands humpback whale national marine sanctuary:hump back whale:humpback:humpback whale:humpbacked whale:mammal:marine:marine mammal:maui:megaptera:megaptera novaeangliae:mysticete:mysticeti:national marine sanctuaries:nature:north pacific humpback whale:novaeangliae:ocean:oceans:pacific:research:rorqual:sea:underwater:usa:whale:whale behavior:wildlife:active group:heat run:rowdy group.   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.

Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group. Maui, Hawaii, USA
Image: 02864  -?- 
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae
Common name: Humpback whale
Range: Oceanic
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
Endangered Status: Vulnerable (IUCN), Endangered (ESA)
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Copyright © Phillip Colla / HWRF, all rights reserved worldwide.

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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