Whale Tales - douglasgood


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Life among the whales on the Silver Bank is not always tranquil. This is a mating ground. Humpback males (rowdies) vie for the favor of a female, seen slapping her pectoral fin on the surface. There is much head butting, and fluke slapping involved as one or more "challengers" attempt to displace the female's male "escort".

It goes without saying, this is NOT a time to be in the water with the whales!

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