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The bay's waters are home to an abundance of sea life, including humpback and North Pacific fin whales.
Humpbacks, which have made a resurgence in the area over the last several years, are also a dramatic species.
Researchers have long guessed at why baleen whales—a group of cetaceans that includes humpback, minke, right whales and others—grew so big.
While the motives of the humpbacks cannot be stated with absolute certainty, similar incidents observed in regions around the world have led scientists to believe the whales may be acting altruistically and protecting other whales from orca attacks.
The researchers used fossil records of the smaller whales to create a family tree for baleen whales – which include blue whales, humpbacks, and right whales.
One gave rise to the fins and humpbacks, a second led to the blues and seis, and a third produced the rights and bowheads.
The researchers used fossil records of the smaller whales to create a family tree for baleen whales — which include blue whales, humpbacks and right whales.
San Francisco Whale Tours posted on Facebook more photos after boats followed three or four humpback whales and calves, harbor seals and and birds, such as common murres and Brandt's cormorants.
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