HUMPBACK WHALE IS SEEN JUMPING ABOVE WATER OFF THE BRAZILIAN COAST.
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) jumps above water in the Abrolhos
National Marine Park, in the southern coast of Bahia State, 36 miles from
the Brazilian city of Caravelas, October 4, 2003. The humpbacks, annual
visitors to this coast from July to November, are the focus of the NGO
"Instituto Baleia Jubarte" (Humpback Whale Institute), which aims to study
and protect this species in the Abrolhos archipelago. PICTURE TAKEN ON
OCTOBER 4, 2003. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Sergio Moraes