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Man has whale of an Encounter

  A small fishing boat has close encounter with pod of humpback whales. KGET's Rachelle Murcia reports.

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  Whale of a time - A humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean off Colombia, South America, on July 16.

Humpback whale spotted closed to shore in Boston

  Boaters spot humpback whale close to the shore Boston Harbor. WHDH's Sarah French reports.

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  Whale calf carcass washes ashore in Calif.

Park rangers are trying to remove the 26-foot long carcass of a humpback whale calf that washed ashore in Oceano, California. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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  Up close! Whales use boat as backscratcher

Tourists in Hawaii had the experience of a lifetime during an ocean outing when two humpback whales got up-close and personal with their 24-foot inflatable craft, playfully rubbing against the boat several times.

  Whales put on show in Ireland harbor

Humpback whales are winter visitors each year to a harbor in Ireland where they showed up in record numbers and put on a show for tourists. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Dad, daughter get scary close to humpback whales

It’s hard to tell which species is doing the watching in this video of an Australian father and his teenage daughter having an up-close encounter with a pair of humpback whales. At one point the girl became terrified that the whales would flip their boat.

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A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and

A beached humpback whale lies on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town
A beached humpback whale lies on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town

A beached humpback whale lies on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town, 17.6 km west of Chiclayo, July 10, 2013. Government scientists will collect samples from the cetacean, that weighs approximately 6 tonnes and stretches around 15 metres long, on Thursday to determine the cause that led it to be

A man is pictured next to a beached humpback whale lying on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town
A man is pictured next to a beached humpback whale lying on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town

A man is pictured next to a beached humpback whale lying on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town, 17.6 km west of Chiclayo, July 10, 2013. Government scientists will collect samples from the cetacean, that weighs approximately 6 tonnes and stretches around 15 metres long, on Thursday to determine

People take pictures of a beached humpback whale lying on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town
People take pictures of a beached humpback whale lying on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town

People take pictures of a beached humpback whale lying on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town, 17.6 km west of Chiclayo, July 10, 2013. Government scientists will collect samples from the cetacean, that weighs approximately 6 tonnes and stretches around 15 metres long, on Thursday to determine th