Researcher Stephanie Martin takes a blubber biopsy using an arrow fired from a crossbow of an adult blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, surfacing off the edge of the continental shelf at the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica, Southern Ocean


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Image ID: 0193692-MNO

Blue Whale | Balaenoptera musculus

Researcher Stephanie Martin takes a blubber biopsy using an arrow fired from a crossbow of an adult blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, surfacing off the edge of the continental shelf at the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica, Southern Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3601