2015-05-06 Go figure! The last whale we see this year is the last whale we saw last year! Print
Written by Andrew Stevenson   
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On the left, the whale fluke we obtained today in rough waters and a cloudy sky and the fluke ID #1432 we obtained almost exactly a year ago at this time of the year, both the last fluke IDs of the season. We've been noting that the whales seem to maintain fidelity to a fixed solar schedule and this is yet another example of exactly that. This whale was first ID'ed in Newfoundland in 1992.

Pretty amazing stuff...