Whale Tales - douglasgood


Pec Slap (frame 4 of 4)

This sequence of 4 frames shows a mother Humpback rolling on her side to slap her pectoral fin. This is a common behavior, yet it is not clear why a whale does this.

Her calf can be seen on the surface to her left.

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