Humpback Whales of Maui: 2009 to 2013 - maui-mike
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The flash of "turquoise" visible in the water just below this whale is actually the white ventral (underside) coloration of one of its massive pectoral fins. When a whale gets this close, you often get doused by "whale snot" when the animal exhales (as happened in this close encounter!).
14 January 2013

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