Wednesday, March 16, 2016

tail-challenged whale

A humpback whale missing most of its tail has been spotted off New Zealand.
The whale was first seen on Monday off the coast of Kaikoura on the north-east coast of South Island.
It was not clear how it came to lose its flukes, said local Department of Conservation ranger Mike Morrissey, but "it could have been the result of entanglement" in fishing nets.
But despite what looks like a severe injury, the whale seemed to be doing fine, he told the BBC.

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