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Humpback whale
Image ID: 29549
Common Name: Humpback whale
Scientific Name: Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Tonga, South Pacific
Description: A humpback whale engaged in 'lobtailing', an activity that involves extending the tail above the sea and slapping the surface vigorously many times. This behaviour may be a form of communication between whales.
Keywords: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, marine mammal, whale, cetacean, Balaenoptera, Balaenopteridae, rorqual, baleen, flipper, blue, lobtailing
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