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Contact: Jim Milbury
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Scientists Study Humpback Whales

Caption: NOAA ship Oscar Dyson stands watch as researchers gather information from humpback whales. Humpback whale flukes, like the one shown here, are unique to each animal just like a fingerprint. This whale could be identified thousands of miles away by its distinctive markings.

Credit: NOAA

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