2011 04 15- Flukes IDs from this day- let us know if you recognise any Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   


Harry Potter, named for the lightning scar on its fluke was spotted on the 15th of April by Lynn Thorn and again on the 17th by Andrew. This whale has been identified here five of the last six years! In 2011 04 15, in 2006 04 02, 2008 04 11, 2009 03 29, 2010 04 12. This is an indication that at least some of the humpbacks maintain fidelity to their migratory routes, but also is a sign they may be migrating at the same time each year. When one considers that we have photographed whales here several days in succession, the proximity of dates from one year to the other seems remarkable.

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Our 0308 above left was photographed today and in 2009 on the 30th of April above right

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Our #0589 1 bd 2011 04 13 as was photographed by Andrew on the 13th of April above left and again on the 15th above right. Judy Clee matched this to NAHWC #7104. Below are a sampling of the fluke IDs from today.

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The above two photo IDs were taken by Kelly Winfield on Explorer.


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