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Whale Watching at Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach has seen a record number of humpback whales this winter. Hop onboard for a cool winter wildlife show: whales lunging, breaching, tail-bobbing and flipper slapping next to your boat.

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Photography by Mark Jennings, Virginia Aquarium Education Dept.

The humpback whale is a baleen whale, with extra long pectoral fins. Here's a close-up of its knobby head.

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