Humpback whales chasing each other

Humpback whales chasing each other

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Caption: Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) chasing each other. It is not known for certain why whales do this, but it is thought to be related to courtship or play activity. The humpback whale can grow to 27 tonnes in weight and 15 metres in length, and is found in deep coastal waters in all of the world's oceans. Photographed in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

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