Whales have unique tail markings which are a guide to identification

Whales off the south-western coast of South Africa are behaving in a new way, prompting experts in the field to ask more questions about these giants. Humpback whales have started to change their normal feeding behaviours, forming never-before-seen supergroups of hundreds of individuals.

Mammal Research Institute: Whale Unit

March 1, 2017

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