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The tail of a Northern Right Whale, off Tiverton, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

The right whale was so-named as it was the 'right' whale to hunt as it is slow-moving and floats when killed - as a result it was almost hunted to extinction. Today there are only 350 - 400 left but they are protected now. We were incredibly lucky to see such a rare creature.
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Aug 26 2011 17:53 GMT bandsix
There was a wonderful programme on recently Thor called 'Ocean Giants' about different species of whales...this was one of them....if you didn't see it, it's worth seeing on IPlayer or equivalent:) great TV for once!

You must have felt very privileged to witness this.....
Aug 26 2011 18:20 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Thank you Barbara - I shall look out for it!
Aug 27 2011 10:46 GMT carla53
Aug 27 2011 19:56 GMT rosyapple PRO
Yes, I have been watching Ocean Giants too - I would have been emotionally undone to see this with my own eyes. I think it should be on everyone's "bucket list!"
Aug 27 2011 20:10 GMT teddybear2
I am so so so jealous
Aug 29 2011 11:24 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
It was absolutely stunning Jude - a 'bucket list' definite for everyone.

The company who took us out were superb - see http://www.oceanexplorations.ca/ - lots of other satisfied customers too on Trip Advisor.

Do go if you get the chance!
Sep 01 2011 17:35 GMT rosyapple PRO
Thanks for that link Thor. Will check it out.
Sep 05 2011 06:43 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Thanks Barbara/Thanks Jude - I watched 'Ocean Giants' last night - it was a wonderful programme!