Image: Head of a Humpback Whale showing cookiecutter shark bite scars

Head of a Humpback Whale showing cookiecutter shark bite scars

A young 4 m long Humpback Whale beached in the South West Rocks area, New South Wales, July 2006. The rounded wounds on the head and body may result from Cookiecutter Shark bites.

Photographer:
L. Feltus
Rights:
© L. Feltus, National Parks and Wildlife Service

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Megaptera novaeangliae, Humpback Whale, Balaenopteridae, Isistius brasiliensis, cookiecutter shark, Isistius plutodus, Dalatiidae,