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22-SEP-2006 f. lang

Humpback Whale immediately prior to surfacing ...

Strait of Juan de Fuca - Victoria, B.C.

Royal Roads University (formerly Royal Roads Military College) is in the background.

Humpbacks have huge, mottled white flippers with rough edges that are up to one-third of its body length; these are the largest flippers of any whale. The humpback's genus, Megaptera, means "huge-wings," referring to its flippers. The flippers may have barnacles growing on them.

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