North Atlantic Humpback Whale Field Survey

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 30, 2018) A North Atlantic humpback whale is spotted in the coastal waters off Virginia Beach, Va., during a field survey. U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic partners with researchers from HDR Inc., to understand the occurrence and behavior of humpback whales in the vicinity of U.S. Navy training and vessel transiting activities off the coast of Virginia to help mitigate potentially harmful impacts on the species. Photo taken under the authority of NMFS Permit No. 16239. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of HDR, Inc/Released)

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