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A Humpback whale off the coast of Provincetown, MA.

Many species of whales are known to come to the surface of the water and slap around with their pectoral fins. Researchers have not yet been able to figure out the exact reasoning behind this behavior. Slapping may be a sign of aggression, communication, or simply playfulness.

TAGS: Marine, Massachusetts, Nature, Ocean, United States, Whale

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 19, 2015, 10:02 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D40X
Focal Length: 145mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.3
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Provincetown, MA, Massachusetts, United States of America