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Picture of two divers attempting to cut a fishing net off the fluke of a sperm whale in the Indian Ocean
October 13, 2021

Whale Fluke

In the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka, divers attempt to cut a fishing net off the fluke of a sperm whale. Whaling in the 1960s nearly drove the sperm whale extinct, but now international protections are allowing the species to slowly recover.
Photograph by Flip Nicklin, Nat Geo Image Collection
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