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Grays, humpbacks and minkes—oh my! You never know what you might spot on #TailUpTuesday... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image via @danawharf 🐋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #festivalofwhales #whalefactwednesday #graywhales #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #trivia

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whale.fact3

These amazing creatures can dive deeper and longer than any other mammal. When scientist were studying these whales they thought the tracking device had malfunctioned. They had to test the device in a pressure chamber to make sure it could function at such a depth. Beaked whales dive to such depths to feed on deep sea squid. When diving to such depths there are medical concerns, one of which is high-pressure nervous syndrome which can cause convulsions. Marine mammals have rib cages that can fold down and collapse the lungs to reduce air pockets. This is what allows them to dive deep, but how the Cuvier’s Beaked Whale can completely avoid high-pressure nervous syndrome is baffling to scientists. It just shows how little we know about these amazing creatures! 🐳🐳 #whales #endangeredspecies #ocean #oceans #whales #oceanlife #conservation #atlanticocean #whalefacts #sea #sealife #seaworld #education #learning #swimming #deepsea #depth #depthofearth

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festivalofwhales

#FlashbackFriday is more fun with Woodies! The official Southern California Chapter of the National Woodie Club puts the best of the best on display each year along the Harbor Walkway. Which one would you like to take for a spin? .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FestivalofWhales #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocevents #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #ocparents #parentingoc #ocmagazine #ocmoms #woodies

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oceanicrise

Big things are coming for Oceanic Rise! Almost as big as a Blue Whale! 💙 • • • #OceanicRise #bluewhales #saveouroceans #savethewhales #emptythetanks #plasticpollution #WhaleWednesday #whalefacts

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festivalofwhales

Guess who’s back in town! That’s right—gray whale migration has officially begun which means so has the official countdown to the #FestivalofWhales! 🐋 This video from @captdaveswhalewatching is making us excited, how about you? 🤗💙 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocevents #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #ocparents #parentingoc #ocmagazine #ocmoms

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spittingwisdom

Humpback whales are toothless, introverted, gentle creatures. Unless you’re krill. Then they eat you. Thanks, Ally! . . . #neotraditionaltattoo #whale #whalelife #huntsvillealabama #humpbackwhale #whalefacts #flowerpower #love #girlswithtattoos #ladytattooers #campus805 #wildlife #animaltattooer #huntsville #flowertattoo #tattooer #tattooed #inked

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whale.fact3

When you first look at a whale you would not think that they are mammals, but when you look at their history it becomes much more obvious. The first whales had legs, noses, fur, sharp teeth and lived in habitats like woodlands with streams for feeding! The oldest fossils have been found in the mountain ranges of Pakistan and India. Their heads resembled a crocodile, and their body was about the size of a domestic dog. #whales #endangeredspecies #ocean #oceans #whales #oceanlife #conservation #atlanticocean #whalefacts #sea #sealife #seaworld #education #learning #swimming #evolution

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oceanicrise

Quick facts on the Humpback Whale Length: up to 47'6” Weight: up to 33.1tons (that’s a TON) Top Speed: up to 16.8mph swimming! 🐋🐋🐋 • • • #OceanicRise #saveouroceans #savethewhales #humpbackwhale #emptythetanks #plasticpollution #whalefacts

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festivalofwhales

There's nothing like a fall sunset! 😍 See them from the water aboard @danawharf's sunset wine cruise, which is a 90-minute evening and wine tasting cruise aboard their luxury catamaran through the beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Available on Friday and Sunday evenings! Learn more on their website at danawharf.com 🌅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #danawharf #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocevents #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #ocparents #parentingoc #ocmagazine #ocmoms

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whale.fact3

The blue whale can grow to at least 90 feet and weighs as much as 24 elephants. That’s more than 330,000 pounds! Just their tongue alone weighs as much as an elephant. It’s heart is the size of a mini cooper and weighs 2000 pounds. Their heartbeat can be detected from 2 miles away and a human can easily crawl through its major arteries. The spray from a blue whales blow hole can reach up to 3 stories high. They truly are amazing creatures!! 🐳 #whales #endangeredspecies #ocean #oceans #whales #oceanlife #conservation #atlanticocean #whalefacts #sea #sealife #seaworld #education #learning #swimming #bluewhale

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tilengenov

About to go down for about an hour. Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), just before a deep dive. The largest toothed whale (Odontoceti), one of the deepest-diving mammals and the animal producing the loudest biological sound on Earth. Pretty cool list of feats. Photo: @TilenGenov #whales #cetaceans #spermwhale #physetermacrocephalus #cetacea #deepdivers #odontoceti #toothedwhales #marinemammals #wildlife #nature #deepdive #loudsound #whalefacts #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animalkingdom #nofilter

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festivalofwhales

Let's start November off with a little bit of whale trivia! Can you guess which talent the humpback possesses? An extra interesting piece of trivia is that only the males display this talent—not females! 🐋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #humpbackfacts #FestivalofWhales #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocevents #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #ocparents #parentingoc #ocmagazine #ocmoms

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whale.fact3

If you’re ever out looking for whales look for this pattern in the water. You’ll be on the right track to seeing a whale for sure! Whalers would follow these fluke prints to track whales. Fluke prints is cause by hydraulic action formed by turbulence which forms a ring like wall that blocks waves from entering, making the water appear oily. #whales #endangeredspecies #ocean #oceans #whales #oceanlife #conservation #atlanticocean #whalefacts #sea #sealife #seaworld #education #learning #swimming

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actionbyart

Day 29 - Texture - Around the coast of Hawaii, scientists have been monitoring small bumps that have appeared on humpback whales. There’s thought to be around 3 out of 4 of the whales that exhibit the bumps and scientists have speculated that it could be caused by pollutant toxicity. 🐋 - Read more in the link on my bio. - Hoping to catch up on posts over the next coming days

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whale.fact3

Whales are conscious breathers. This means they have to remember to breathe. Mammalian brains need to enter an unconscious state in order to work properly so, the whale’s solution is to shut off one side of the brain while the other remains conscious in order to breathe. This also allows whales to sleep while on the move. For the first several weeks after birth, mother whales cannot stop for a nap, for if they stop swimming and towing their baby, the calf will sink due to their lack of blubber. #whales #endangeredspecies #ocean #oceans #whales #oceanlife #conservation #atlanticocean #whalefacts #sea #sealife #seaworld #education #learning #swimming

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The Sperm Whale’s head is actually pretty interesting! Their head alone takes up one third of its entire body. The largest organ in their head is the case. It’s a huge container filled with spermaceti. Spermaceti is waxy oil substance that was highly sought after by whalers. The substance is used by the whale for buoyancy and as a focusing apparatus for echolocation. Below the case is another spermaceti oil filled chamber, called junk. It is believed that the junk is there to aid as a cushion to protect the brain while the whale rams things. This ramming theory dates back to the 19th century when sperm whales sometimes rammed and even sank whaling vessels! #ocean #whales #whalefacts #conservation #whaleanatomy #mobydick #spermwhale #fact #facts #education

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How lucky are we to call this place home! #DanaPointHarbor captured by @frank87g 🐋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FestivalofWhales #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocevents #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #ocparents #parentingoc #ocmagazine #ocmoms

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whale.fact3

Along with having a massive set of 1 tonne balls, Southern Right Whales also have a 4 meter penis. When it comes to Right Whales, size does matter. Courtship consists of large groups of males going for a single female. The female will surface and go belly up to keep their genitalia away from the unwanted suitors. So the male with the larger penis has a higher chance of “reaching” the female genitalia. The penis is controlled by 2 muscles that are anchored around the pelvis. This allows for the penis to be more agile, it creates a better range of movement and it can change shape to adapt to the females anatomy. #whalefacts #conservation #whales #ocean #oceanlife #anatomy #eduction #facts #testicles #mating #southernrightehale #rightwhale

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nishamoone

How sad is this?! Those poor #whales! I wonder if the ones that #sing out of key could find others that also sing out of key?? 😕😕 #whales #whalefacts #ocean #sea #savewhales

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alohakayaksmaui

Maui is the most ideal place in the world to experience humpback whales right off our coast. Maternal females use the shallow waters to avoid harassment from sexually active males, minimize turbulent open ocean conditions and protect the calves from predators.

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burntbisket

Oh hey didn’t see you there #whalefacts #fishing #boat #boatlife #boatsnhoes

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festivalofwhales

#FestivalofWhales ❤️ Local Art! #TBT to a past Dana Point Fine Arts Outdoor Show & Sale, a staple of the festival, where you can admire and bring home a piece of local artistry. Can't wait for this year's display of talent! 🐋 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FestivalofWhales #whalewatching #whalefacts #whaleseason #whalelovers #danapointca #danapointharbor #danapoint #visitoc #visitdanapoint #visitcalifornia #ocevents #ocfamily #ocparents #familyfun #ockids #kidfriendlyoc #ocevents #orangecounty #ocparents #parentingoc #ocmagazine #ocmoms

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whale.fact3

Because of their high blubber content, the North Atlantic Right Whale floats when it dies. This made it ideal for whalers to hunt as they did not have to haul the whale onto the ship to collect the whale oil. By the 1930’s these whales were hunted to near extinction, with only a mere 100 whales left. In 1937 a global whaling ban took effect. Though largely successful, pollution, ship collisions, fishline entanglement and global warming has not helped this species recover, and remains an endangered species. #whales #endangeredspecies #ocean #oceans #whales #northatlanticrightwhale #oceanlife #conservation #atlanticocean #whalefacts

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drfelixpharmacy

We know it can be awkward to talk about sex, so that's why we've created #SexFacts#PenisFacts and #FooFooFacts to help you get the conversation started. Talking about it is the first step towards better, safer sex. #weneedtotalkaboutsex #letstalk #sextalk #animalfacts #whales #whalefacts #bluewhale #nature #penis #willy #measureup #sizedoesntmatter #safesex #sexed#sexualhealth #sex #onlinepharmacy#DrFelix 💊❤️

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alohakayaksmaui

With long pectoral fins, Humpback Whales are also known as the “Angels of the Pacific”. This juvenile is just figuring out how to control this extra long extremity. By the end of the season it will have a long migration back to Alaska and will need full control to maximize efficiency. . . Tune in all this week for your daily dose of fun whale facts!

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whalesoficeland


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