Humpback Whales of Maui: 2009 to 2013 - maui-mike
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The bumps of the individual vertebrae of the spinal column of a new Humpback calf stick out prominently because it has relatively little body fat this early in its life. Also note the pronounced recurving dorsal fin, a mark of its individuality because the shape of each whale's fin is unique.
13 February 2011.

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