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Bladerunner humpback sighted off Cape Hauy in rare appearance in Tasmanian waters – ABC News

Bladerunner, the heavily scarred humpback whale which survived a boat collision nearly 20 years ago, puts on a rare show in the waters off the Tasman Peninsula.

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A humpback whale left with distinctive battle scars after a run-in with a boat propeller has been spotted in Tasmanian waters.
Key points:

  • Bladerunner was cut by a boat propellor in Sydney nearly 20 years ago
  • There were confirmed sightings along the Australian coast in 2008, 2013 and 2015
  • Marine scientists say the whale serves as a reminder to humans to respect the marine environment

The whale, known as Bladerunner, has deep 30-centimetre scars along her left side and right tail fluke after being…

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