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Female humpback whales and their calves are sometimes accompanied by a single adult male humpback whale, otherwise known as an "escort" whale. This escort protects the female and her calf from other whales and may sometimes attempt to mate with her. (photo: Joseph Mobely - NMFS Permit #810)

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