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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Humpback Whale, Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Humpback Whale, one of three feeding in Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland, seen from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, during our Arctic Meltdown expedition. weblog.greenpeace.org/climate/arctic_impacts/

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Short-finned pilot whales off the coast of La Gomera, Canary Islands, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dorsal fins of Short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the coast of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, from whalewatching boat 'Tina'. Pilot whales have been in the news a bit this week, because of the strandings off Tasmanian. All dolphins are whales - but not all whales are dolphins. And pilot whales are actually very large dolphins, at up to 3.5 - 6.5m long and up to 4 tonnes in weight. They can dive down hundreds of metres, where they catch squid and fish. They've very social animals, towards each other that is, but not terribly interactive with humans. So it was a pleasure to hang out beside...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Short-finned pilot whale blowing, Globicephala macrorhynchus, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dorsal fins of Short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the coast of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, from whalewatching boat 'Tina'. Pilot whales have been in the news a bit this week, because of the strandings off Tasmanian. All dolphins are whales - but not all whales are dolphins. And pilot whales are actually very large dolphins, at up to 3.5 - 6.5m long and up to 4 tonnes in weight. They can dive down hundreds of metres, where they catch squid and fish. They've very social animals, towards each other that is, but not terribly interactive with humans. So it was a pleasure to hang out beside this pod for a few...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Humpback mother and calf, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alas, originally uploaded by blather. Humpback other and calf, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, seen from a whalewatching boat. These two whales were feeding, probably after migrating from Hawaii. Those are puffins in the foreground... Want to use this image? »

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version: Humpback whale, Southern Ocean Whaling 2007, originally uploaded by blather. The humpback is one of the great whales - a baleen whale, it's of the larger rorqual species, with adults ranging from12-16 metres (40-50 ft) and weighing around 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback whale is the owner of a distinctive body shape, with extremely long pectoral fins and a head with with bristly nobbles. Humpbacks are acrobatic whales, and can be see breaching and slapping the water. Males produce a complex whale song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time. The purpose of the song is not yet clear, although it appears to have a role in mating. Wikipedia

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© Greenpeace/Dave Walsh Seen this afternoon, off the coast of Western Sahara. Ocean Defender's Weblog &raquo Sei Whale on Wikipedia &raquo dave