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Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae. In this case a mother and calf surface to breathe as an adult male, serving as escort, descends.  When the calf is several months old it will follow its mother away from the warm, sheltered waters of the tropics and swim thousands of miles to summer feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean. Tonga; Pacific Ocean
Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae. In this case a mother and calf surface to breathe as an adult male, serving as escort, descends. When the calf is several months old it will follow its mother away from the warm, sheltered waters of the tropics and swim thousands of miles to summer feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean. Tonga; Pacific Ocean
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