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6 months ago (2020-01-09 05:27:05)

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You are looking at the carcass of a dead humpback whale.  I spent quite a bit of time swimming around its frozen body trying to understand why it died. There was a large laceration on its back, which leads me to believe it was struck by a ship. Humpback whales have made an almost miraculous recovery after we almost hunted them to extinction and today they return in very large numbers to places like the Antarctic peninsula, where they feed on the rich krill stocks. During this past @SeaLegacy and @NatGeo expedition we saw hundreds of feeding, sleeping, playing humpbacks. We also saw cruise ships that - probably in an attempt to keep strict schedules- were cruising at high speed in areas where whales were present.  IAATO (iaato_org) is the international body in charge of regulating this type of activity in Antarctica, and as tourism becomes more available and popular, they have their job cut out for them to ensure the safety of the wildlife that calls this remote place home.

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to the of in a and this we they whales have iaato almost them were on large was it saw an its at that humpback where body attempt cruising speed feeding sleeping high playing cruise humpbacks also schedules- ships - strict probably keep you international areas popular place remote calls wildlife safety ensure for out cut job their available present more becomes tourism as antarctica activity type regulating charge is org hundreds antarctic expedition frozen leads which back laceration there died why understand trying around believe swimming time bit quite spent i whale dead carcass looking me struck natgeo places sealegacy past during stocks krill rich feed peninsula are like numbers by very return today extinction hunted after recovery miraculous made ship home


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@lynn_cornberg posted 6 months ago

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@jmcleroy1020 posted 6 months ago

Fabulous photo of a sad event.

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@mrs_gemma_paynee posted 6 months ago

Poor old soul.....CLEAR THE SEA DURING FEEDING SEASON at the very least

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@lifeof_rudanna posted 6 months ago

💔💔💔 this picture is amazing and sad at the time

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@msangiepun posted 6 months ago

Thank you for raising awareness about this problem and the changes that are needed. ❤️

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@valeriamasg posted 6 months ago

Qué triste ver a ser tan espectacular y digno muerto por una hélice que pasó por ahí apresurada (esa una hipótesis pero igual... es lo más probable). Ojalá se logre mantener un control de los barcos que pasan en territorio de ballenas...

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@michelmouran posted 6 months ago

😍😍Magnificent pictures ❤️❤️❤️

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@katemacleaninsta posted 6 months ago

ironic that the cruise ships take out the very beauty they travel to see

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@muiris85 posted 6 months ago

Nice shot of the Wilson's storm petrel. Those little guys get around👍😋

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@casscarp_ posted 6 months ago

What can I do to help? @mitty @sealegacy @natgeo

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