Mother humpback whale and her newborn calf, with blood visible in the water from the birth. Photo: HIMB Marine Mammal Research Program. NOAA permit: #20311-01.
HIMB’s Lars Bejder, Martin van Aswegen, and Kristi West take part in the collaborative research efforts studying humpback whale health.
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More complex habitats tend to contain more species. Reef fishes and brittlestars using corals as habitat and for protection. Credit: Damaris Torres-Pulliza.