Humpback whale jumps near Dutch coast


Humpback whale jumps near Kijkduin, photo by Jan van der Sluis

This is a 17 November 2018 photo of a humpback whale jumping out of the North Sea off Kijkduin neighbourhood in The Hague in the Netherlands.

The whale has been present in this area for some weeks.

Aquatic animals’ maximum jumping height is related to their body size, while ‘entrained water mass’ plays a limiting role: here.

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