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Megaptera novaeangliae, (Humpback Whale) foetus


TitleMegaptera novaeangliae, (Humpback Whale) foetus
ExhibitionSomething Blue
SubjectHumpback Whale
DescriptionMegaptera novaeangliae means 'big winged New Englander', so called after its large, long flippers. This species of whale was first described in New England in the USA. Adult humpbacks can grow up to 16 metres but, like most mammals, they begin life in the womb.
CollectionNatural History
Shelfmark19240 (XH11-02.01a-b)

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