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Humpbacks: muses of the sea?

Researchers aboard the NOAA ship McArthur report finding more than a hundred humpback whales for photo ID studies July 1-8 in Southeast's Chatham Strait.

The experience inspired poetry: “There once was a whale in the Strait / Who seemed to have stayed up too late...” For the rest, download the July 8 cruise report (in pdf form). 

[Read more at NOAA-NMML-NMFS-AK Fisheries]

Photo by ALLEN WOLMAN / NOAA-NMML-NMFS-AK Fisheries | Posted 07.15.04 at 3:56 am

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