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Photos and stories about humpback whale competitive group heat runs in Tonga and other fun humpback whale stuff
My second update of humpback whale encounters in Vava'u, Tonga for 2014, with photos of calves, humpback whales breaching, and a whale entangled in a longline.
Humpback whale encounters in Tonga, 2014 season. Update 1. Four calf IDs. Two heat runs.
I'm heading to the Kingdom of Tonga to photograph humpback whales. This will be my 13th season.
Photographs of humpback whale and sperm whale feces, illustrating the important role of whales in ecosystem balance posited by Joe Roman research paper Whales as Ecosystem Engineers
Documentation of a prolific humpback whale female in Tonga with six calves over a 15-year period, thanks to Claudia Jocher
Documenting a female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with calves in five different years in Vava'u, Tonga.
Support for the possibility of humpback whales feeding during the winter breeding seasons
My final summary post about encounters with humpback whales in Vava'u, Tonga during the 2013 season, with humpback whale calves, heat runs, injuries from orcas and other information.
Photographs and stories from encounters with humpback whales in Vava'u, Tonga and a stay at Reef Resort Vava'u
Photograph of lone humpback whale possibly engaging in feeding behavior during the winter breeding and calving season in Tonga, September 2013
Humpback whales in Tonga 2013, Part 3: Six-whale heat run, lots of playful calves, possible feeding behavior by a lone humpback whale