Mountains are Alive in the Ocean

US$1,088.31

Bryde’s Whale

 

1000 x 700 mm
Giclée prints, limited editions of 25 for the ‘Ecosystem Series’.
On museum grade acid free paper – signed, stamped & numbered.

 

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In an event known as the Sardine Run, vast shoals of fish sweep along the coast drawing from the depths a staggering number of predators. The sardines facilitate a great feast for life in the water, on land and even from air. The largest character to partake in this dramatic event is the 15-meter long leviathan, the Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera brydei). The movements of the Bryde’s Whale (pronounced Brew-dus) are so mysterious that little is known about their traveling paths and breeding cycle. These secretive whales are difficult to observe, unlike many other whales they may exhale underwater and surface at erratic intervals. When they do surface to inhale, they rarely reveal a tail fluke. Instead they are characterised by a prominently curved dorsal fin that occurs 3/4 down the length of their body. There is a probability that up to three sub species exist. However, we do not have quite enough data to be sure yet.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 74 x 10 x 10 cm