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Seal Hops Ride On Humpback Whale

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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A photo is worth a thousand words. And you have to check out this mind blowing photo of a seal catching a ride on the back of a humpback whale off the New South Wales coast in Australia. At first look, it looks like the seal is surfing or almost walking on water until you look closer._85591521_exclsealtakesarideonahumpbackwhale7The seal was on the pectoral fin of the whale as captured by this awesome photo. Whale expert Geoff Ross, of New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the coupling was very rare but he had heard of it happening once before. “The only other time was a seal trying to get away from a killer whale. The seal hopped on the back of the pectoral fins of a humpback whale,” he said. This amazing photo was captured by Robyn Malcolm. She said that it was not until after she got home and looked at her photos that she realized the seal was on the Humpback whale. You have to wonder what was going through that seals mind? Maybe it got tired of swimming? Or was it just looking to have some fun? I suppose we shall never know for now. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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