Lip Scar Caused By Fishing Gear

A white scar on Phoenix’s lip (at right) was caused by her entanglement with a fishing line. Learn more about the life of Phoenix, an actual North Atlantic right whale, in the Tale of a whale photo essay.

A white scar on Phoenix’s lip (at right) was caused by her entanglement with a fishing line.
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Courtesy of the New England Aquarium