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Wildlife Conservation Society

Humpback Whale under Oil Platform

Caption: A humpback whale surfaces under the platform of an oil platform in the waters of Gabon. According to data gathered by the researchers from satellite-tagged whales, humpbacks traveling north from and remaining in the coastal waters of Gabon spent an estimated 41 percent of their time in the presence of oil and gas platforms.

Credit: T. Collins/Wildlife Conservation Society.

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