The picture is of an Antarctic minke whale taken from the bow of a ship," Gales explained.
The white bits in the photo are pieces of ice-floe, the
stream of pinky color behind the whale is a fecal plume a.k.a. "poo" the large circle in the water is indeed the physical eruption of the whale's
The general rule that flatulence is worse than halitosis is certainly also true for whales,
said Gales, who had to flee the bow of the ship shortly after the whale's natural release was observed, and smelled.