Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Humpback high five!

Humpback high five!
Originally uploaded by Nancy Hawkins

Fluke slapping:
This is when the whale will raise one of its two flukes and slap it against the surface of the water. Researchers believe this is another aggressive posture toward other whales. It is also believed to be a method that the female whale uses to stress or enforce a lesson to her calf.

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