Humpback Whales of Maui: 2009 to 2013 - maui-mike
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A female Humpback whale mobbing my boat displays one of her two 15-foot-long pectoral fins (seen as a turquoise-colored shadow just below the surface). At a third of the whale's overall length, the Humpback's pectoral fins are the longest in the animal kingdom.

5 January 2014

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