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Playful Whale

Playful Whale

Humpback whales, Exmouth, Western Australia (credit: Wayne Osborn, The Whale Diaries)


It seems whales enjoy playing as much as other animals such as ourselves like to do. A young, bachelor male, humpback whale was observed by a drone swimming in shallow waters off the coast of Western Australia. He was trying to interest a pod of local dolphins in a game of 'circle the leader'. The dolphins didn't seem too interested in the game but they didn't run away from the playful whale either. WHB

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