2009 04 12 And a second match already made to a photo sent to me by Richard Lee last week. Print
Written by Andrew Stevenson   


The match above was made by Roger Etcheberry in St Pierre et Miquelon to photos I sent him last week. The match is to a fluke that Richard Lee sent to me (above right) of a whale on Challenger on Sunday, 5th April 2009. Thanks so much Richard, and below is the preliminary information on this match. This fluke has not been processed by Allied Whale yet. We may find that it has more comprehensive sighting history. Here's Roger's email to me:

"Hi Andrew

Thanks for sending me all these flukes, Some photos are great (the two together that I have seen on your website I visit about every day are really great)  !

I went through all the flukes rather thoroughly I wasn't very happy not finding any match when, suddenly I found one !...

Your 0191  bd 2009 04 05  rl

Is our meno_s0178  photographed here on May 9, 2008 by Patrick Boez and Thierry Vogenstahl. near 46° 44'N - 56° 14'W

This one is then a fairly early migrant !

 picture included !