Humpback whale mother and calf, Megaptera novaeangliae



North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring. Maui, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 00140Add To Light Table
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North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring. Maui, USA

Stock Photo: 00140
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Format: Film 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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