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Whale Breach

A humpback whale breaches off the coast of Oahu in Hawaii. Each year, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary hosts the 'Sanctuary Ocean Count.' Not only is this a fun volunteer activity for residents and visitors, but it also helps to provide important population and distribution information on humpback whales around the Hawaiian Islands.

 

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

 

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

 

NOAA's National Ocean Service

 

(Original source: NOS Image Gallery)

 

HIHWNMS/NOAA Fisheries Permit #782-1438

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Taken on February 8, 2011