Connecting with a Minke Whale

Christophe Bailhache2014

Underwater Earth

Underwater Earth

Little is known about the population of dwarf minke whales which visit the Great Barrier Reef each winter. Queensland is the only place in the world where special ecotourism operations allow humans to get close enough to these whales whilst in the water. Like fingerprints are to humans, the white and grey markings on the sides of a minke whale are unique to each whale helping researchers track these beautiful creatures.

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  • Title: Connecting with a Minke Whale
  • Creator: Christophe Bailhache
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Location Created: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Rights: © Underwater Earth/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Christophe Bailhache. Image partners: AXA XL, Google, UNESCO, Panedia, Fourth Element
  • External Link: Underwater Earth 360: Minke Whale, Great Barrier Reef

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