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NOAA Photo Library Image - anim1406

A dead stranded whale at Point Piedras Blancas. Dead whales are an important food source for scavengers based on land or sea. Scientific studies of dead whales also provide valuable information about their physiology and anatomy.

Image ID: anim1406, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: California, Point Piedras Blancas
Photo Date: 2012
Photographer: Wayne Perryman NMFS/SWFSC/PRD
Credit: NOAA Fisheries

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