Humpback whale calves are born in wintering waters of the tropics and subtropics
. This humpback whale mother and calf will remain virtually inseparable.
The calf weans at around ten or eleven months.
Image ID: nur02002, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
Credit: OAR/National Undersea Research Program (NURP)
Category: Sea Life/Marine Mammals/Midwater/
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