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Northern bottlenose whale

Northern bottlenose whale

Hyperoodon ampullatus

Northern bottlenose whale

Northern bottlenose whale

See all species Naturally friendly and inquisitive, the gentle disposition of northern bottlenose whales has been mercilessly exploited by man. Targeted by whalers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, over 65,000 northern bottlenose whales lost their lives. Choosing to stay by the sides of wounded companions, whales were easily picked off one by one. Why?…

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