Stock Photo: Dead female humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae calf encountered in Frederick Sound, Southeast Alaska  56 58 01' N 134 27 2' W  Estimated length 25 feet.

Stock Photo - Dead female humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae calf encountered in Frederick Sound, Southeast Alaska 56 58 01' N 134 27 2' W Estimated length 25 feet Polypropylene line wrapped around left pectoral fin and also in mouth Tongue hanging out on right side Floating belly-up Probable cause of death is due to entanglement in long-liner fishing gear Clearance granted from NOAA to approach for photos and to obtain skin sample Aleria Jensen verbal per cell phone 08/30/06

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