2009 10 7 Fifteen fluke matches so far from our photos in Bermuda- 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Thanks to Camilla Stringer who kept tabs on all our matches and resightings and maintains this detailed catalogue. Over the three years of our film project we have taken 15 fluke ids in 2007, 62 in 2008 and 168 in 2009- that compares to the total inventory of 144 whale flukes ids in Bermuda from 1968 -2007. Of the fluke ids we have made in the last three years we have made 41 matches so far, some of them matched to photos taken in the '70s, over thirty years ago! Allied Whale has not yet had a chance to go through all our 2009 photos yet but the ones below stood out and were matched by Peter Stevick or Jooke Robbins to the Allied Whale catalogue. Roger Etcheberry in St-Pierre et Miquelon also matched some of 'our' flukes to flukes in his south-west Newfoundland catalogue or Reg Kempen's Trinity, Newfoundland, catalogue.

Bermuda Humpback Whale #

/ Matched #

/Date & Location

1

100 1bd 2009 01 29 as

na8231 

1998 08 - Emerald Bank, Scotian Shelf, NMFS.

2009 01 29 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2

0101 1 bd 2009 01 29 kw

Limbo

1998 – photographed over several days off Provincetown and not seen since, therefore probably ‘a transient that belongs elsewhere’.

2009 01 29 – Bermuda, Kelly Winfield

3

0145 2 bd 2009 03 12 ms

 

 

Y2311

1993 early Feb and early March - Silver Bank, CCS/YoNAH, seen three times

2009 03 12 – Bermuda, Michael Smith

4

0146 1 bd 2009 03 12 as

NAHWC# 8732 - Pogo

2002- Gulf of Maine

2006- Gulf of Maine

2007- Gulf of Maine

2008 - Gulf of Maine

2009 03 12 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson, Kelly Winfield

5

0166 1 bd 2009 04 02 as

 

NF RK 0203

2009 04 02 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 05 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson
6

0173 1 bd 2009 04 02 as

Glaze 2009 04 02 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson
7

0180 1 bd 2009 04 05 as

HWC # 0988 Blanco

2009 04 05 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

8

0189 1 bd 2009 04 05 to

HWC#0246 Mask

2009 04 05 – Bermuda, 

9

0191 1 bd 2009 04 05 rl

SP SO178

2008 05 09 - near 46° 44'N - 56° 14'W, Patrick Boez and Thierry Vogenstahl.

2009 04 05 – Challenger, Bermuda, Richard Lee
10

0219 1 bd 2009 04 11 as

NF PDH10

2005 – summer, off Open Hall, Paul Dolk

2009 04 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson
11

0224 1 bd 2009 04 11 as

HWC#1002

1979 07 07 – Spilt Pt, Nfld, Hal Whitehead

1984 04 20 – Bermuda, Allied Whale

2009 04 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson
12

0256 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

HWC#0612  Hail

2009 04 19 – Challenger Bank, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

13

0267 1bdc 2009 04 20 as

HWC#1037

1978 07 08 – Baccalieu Tickle, Hal Whitehaead

1978 - Trinity Bay Newfoundland, Hal Whitehead

1979 - Trinity Bay Newfoundland, Hal Whitehead

1989 - Samana Bay, team led by CCS.

2009 04 19 – Challenger Bank, Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

2009 04 20 – Challenger Bank, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson.

14

0273 1 bdc 2009 04 19 cs

HWC#8277 Ping

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

 

15

0286 1 bdc 2009 04 24 as

HWC#5811  Brooch

2009 04 24 – Challenger Bank, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 25 – Challenger Bank, Bermuda, Z. L.

 For 2008 Bermuda fluke matches see the index or go to the next page.

 
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