Humpback Whale

Hawaii State Marine Mammal

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Humpback whale breach

Humpback whale breach; photo by danbruell on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Humpback Whale

Hawaii designated the endangered humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) as official state marine mammal in 1979. Hawaii adopted another mammal symbol in 2008; the Hawaiian monk seal (also endangered).

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Images

Humpback whale tail; photo by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Humpback whale tail

Videos

humpback whales filmed up close and underwater in Bermuda