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Goonga goombar, mamang, booga bidern, bugal-el-ngor

English common name: Humpback Whale

Latin name: Megaptera novaeangliae

Comments: Goonga goombar = carrying a large neck or back
Booga bidern = back of whale a creating trail in water as it jumps, i.e. breaching
Bugal-el-ngor = literally hillock on back

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goonga goombar goonga goombar (63 KB)

mamong mamong (34 KB)

See story about the mamong here.


Photo Sam Blight


Photo Sam Blight


Photo Sam Blight


Photo Angela Rooney

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