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Welcome to the Neighborhood
Credit: NOAA’s National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration executive director Joe Pica meets the locals during a dive off the Dominican Republic. Pica was retrieving an acoustic buoy when this humpback whale stopped by to say hi. Humpbacks are found all over the world’s oceans — they migrate as many as 16,000 miles (25,000 kilometers) a year.
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Cretaceous-era reptile Malawania anachronus discovered in Kurdistan.
Illustration courtesy Valentin Fischer
Family portrait and size comparison. Mommy Sidney T123 (front) with her two kids. Look how tiny T123C (less than a year old) looks compared to his/her older brother Stanley T123A (13 years old)! I’ve seen this family three times already this spring, and on each occasion the calf has been swimming very close to his/her older brother, surfacing with him and even rolling around almost on top of him like a giant whale jungle-gym. It is amazing to watch a 10,000 lb animal bond with his much smaller baby sibling.
Photo by Tasli Shaw, May 8, 2013.