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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

Glacier Bay National Park staff, along with volunteers, spent countless hours cleaning bones and preparing the skeleton for eventual display. Shown here is part of the process of retrieving bones from the rotting carcass.
Glacier Bay National Park staff, along with volunteers, spent countless hours cleaning bones and preparing the skeleton for eventual display. Shown here is part of the process of retrieving bones from the rotting carcass.
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