In response to a request for help identifying a photo of a humpback whale
feeding, Mike Williams at wheelock.edu mentioned a peduncle. Since I can't
raise Mike any more, could you enlighten me as to what is a whale's
Great question. Mike Williamson would have been glad to help you (his email
shortens to: email@example.com)
Peduncle refers to the caudal peduncle, the part of the back which is the
thick part of the body immediately before the flukes (the flippery part of
Hope that helps.
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