Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Tail (tale) of a Whale

July 25, 2006

What's in a tail, you might ask? When it comes to Blue Whales off the coast of California it turns out that the tail has quite a tale to tell! We have come to know some of these animals individually all based upon the shape and marking of their flukes (tail). Only a small percentage of Blue Whales will normally "fluke-up" dive, showing their magnificent tail for one and all to see, as have these amazing whales pictured here. There is even one whale who has upturned ends to his flukes, making him look like a NASCAR racer!

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