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NEWS For the Capital City Weekly GUSTAVUS - From the calm shores of Bartlett Cove at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, you can often hear the spouts of nearby humpback whales. For decades, researchers have been cataloguing and studying humpbacks in these waters, using photographs of tail flukes to identify individual whales.

Whale 68: Humpback a valuable research subject in life and after death

One of the most effective bone cleaning methods was to soak them in seawater for six months, using an old seine net. Humpback whale researcher Chris Gabriele, left, helps lower the net into the water.
One of the most effective bone cleaning methods was to soak them in seawater for six months, using an old seine net. Humpback whale researcher Chris Gabriele, left, helps lower the net into the water.
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