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September 21, 2020

Tracking the movements of finback whales

Researchers tracking the movements of baleen whales found that finbacks were detected nearly year-round from Virginia to eastern Greenland.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OPP 0532611.]

Learn more in the NOAA news story Baleen whales have changed their distribution in the western North Atlantic. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 21, 2020)

Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brenda Rone

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