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Humpback Whale Tail in the Inside Passage.

Black Tail - Humpback Whale - Megaptera Novaeangliae

As this whale dived into the deep it appeared that he had a black tail, since it was silhouetted against the light and reflective background of the water. To the contrary, a humpback whale does not have a completely black tail, but instead it is a mottled grey color on the upper side with white blotchy patches on the underside.

Black Tail
Picture of a large black Humpback Whale tail of the coast of British Columbia

Pictures from the collection "Whale Watching"

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    Black Tail
    Humpback Whale Tail in the Inside Passage.
    Scientific Name
    Megaptera novaeangliae
    Rolf Hicker
    Photo name
    crw_8960 - Black Tail
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