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Tail of a whale, snapped in 2 seas, reveals surprising wanderlust

The distinctive tail of Whale 1363 was photographed off the Brazil coast in 1999, and off Madagascar two years later. The distinctive tail of Whale 1363 was photographed off the Brazil coast in 1999, and off Madagascar two years later. (Courtesy Allied Whale, College of The Atlantic)
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / October 13, 2010

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By scouring a photo-sharing website for tourists’ pictures of whales, a citizen scientist from Maine has helped to document a female humpback’s record-breaking 6,000-mile journey from Brazil to Madagascar. (Full article: 729 words)

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