2009 06 18-Table of 56 Bermuda humpback whale fluke ids matches over the last 3 years. Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Since starting this project in February 2007 I have collected over 300 individual fluke ids of North Atlantic humpback whales. 2007 netted just a handful of ids, 2008 gave about 70s, and this year I have obtained over 200 fluke ids. Most of these fluke ids were made in Bermuda although I have made some on the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic and some on the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, and some from Witless Bay and Trinity in Newfoundland.

Of these 300+ individual fluke ids, we have made some 56 matches. The matches are listed below, thanks to Camilla Stringer. On her original table of matches we do have the fluke id photos as well but the document is too large to go onto this page, so you'll just have to do with the list of matches and then refer to the 'Identifying our humpbacks>Fluke ID Gallery' on the menu to the left. This online fluke catalogue will be updated wtih the latest fluke ids as soon as we get time.

 

Bermuda Humpback Whale Film & Research

Matched to – Allied Whale

Date & Location

(year, month, day)

Matched - other sources etc

1

0002 1 bd 2007 04 21 as

 

 

HWC #1135

 

 

 

1978 – Newfoundland, Prof. Hal Whitehead

2007 04 21 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

 

2

0006 1 bd 2007 04 21 as

 

 

HWC#6002

 

1977 04 24 - Bermuda - Cohen/Conrad (COA)
1980 08 18 - Trinity Bay - M Moore 
1980 08 20 - Trinty Bay - M Williamson
2001 07 - Witless Bay - D Snow (Wildland Tours)

2007 04 21 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Nicole Reed

 

3

0010 1 bd 2007 03 31 as

 

 

HWC #1061

 

 

 

1978 07 02 - off Baie de Verde Harbour, Newfoundland, Prof. H. Whitehead

1979 08 - Salvage, Newfoundland, Prof. H Whitehead

1985 03 - Silver Bank, West Indies, ORES

1992 07 - Witless Bay, Newfoundland, MUN

1993 01 - Silver Bank, West Indies CCS

1993 07 - Witless Bay, Newfoundland MUN

2002 08 - off Sweet Bay Reach, Newfoundland Y1462, Reg Kempen

2007 03 31 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

 

Y1462

 

4

0012 1 bd 2007 03 31 as

 

 

 

HWC #8344

 

 

2002 - on the Scotian Shelf, Banquereau Bank off the northeast side of Nova Scotia.

2007 03 31 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

5

0016 1 bd 2007 04 21 as

 

 

HWC #5346

 

 

1985 02 - Silver Bank, K. Balcomb

1989 01 - Samana Bay Center for Coastal Studies

1993 02 - Silver Bank, Center for Coastal Studies - YoNAH

2006 08 - St. Pierre & Miquelon, Roger Etcheberry

2007 04 21 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

 

6

0017 1 bd 2007 04 26 as

 

 

 

HWC #0789 Bandit

2007 04 26 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

7

0023 1 dr 2008 01 30 as

 

 

 

 

2005 07 01- -Bay Bulls NFLD.  47°15'N-52°50'W, P. Boez

2008 01 30 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

tn0024

 

 

 

8

0027 1 bd 2008 03 11 as

 

 

HWC #3186

 

 

1980 – Newfoundland

1981 – Silverbank, D.R.

2008 03 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

9

0030 1 bd 2008 03 27 as
































































































































 































































































































































































































































 
































































































































 

Lapel

 

 

2008 03 27 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

10

0035 1 bd 2008 04 06 as

 

 

 

 

HWC#3558

 

 

1982 - Red Bay, Labrador, Canada

1986 - British Virgin Islands, West Indies

2002 - St. Anthony, across the Strait of Belle Isle from Red Bay, Newfoundland, Canada Tn 0014)

2008 04 06 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

 

 

 

tn0014 

11

0036 1 bd 2008 04 06 as

 

 

HCW #2242

 

1982 – Puerto Rico

1989 – Samana Bay D.R.

2005 – Witless Bay NFD

2008 04 06 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

12

0037 2 bd 2008 04 11 as

0038 1 bd 2008 04 11 as

 

 

HWC #0456 Duo

2008 04 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

13

0039 1 bd 2008 04 11 as

 

 

 

Harry Potter

HCW  #1517

 

 

1979 06 25 – Newfoundland, Memorial University, NFL

1982 08 13 -  Labrador, Memorial University NFL

1983 02 12 - Silver Bank, Ken Balcomb, ORES

1983 08 13 – Labrador, Memorial University NFL

  29 Jul 1991 07 29 - Witless Bay, NFL, Memorial University

2001 07 - Witless Bay, Wildland Tours.

2006 04 02 – Bermuda, north tip of Challenger at approx 32 Deg 07.8’N 65 Deg 02.2’W, Mark Outerbridge,

2008 04 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 03 29 – Bermuda, Lindsay Smith - Explorer

 

Mark Outerbridge

 


Lindsay Smith

14

0040 2 bd 2008 04 11 as

 

H 568

2004 northern Gulf of St Lawrence #H568
2008 04 11 - Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

15

0041 1 bd 2008 04 11 as

 

HWC#7350

 

 

2008 04 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2008 04 12 – Bermuda, Michael Smith

 

Matched by Peter Stevick & Judie Allen

 

 

 

0041 5 bd 2008 04 12 ms

 

16

 0043 1 bd 2008 04 11 ms

(also known as 0118)

 

 

 

HCW #8363

 

 

2002 08 - Banquereau Bank, Northeast Fisheries Science Center - survey.  Seen on two consecutive days.  This Scotian Shelf habitat is not well known. It lies part way between important feeding areas in the Gulf of Maine and Newfoundland.

2008 04 11 - Bermuda, Michael Smith

2009 04 19 – Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

 

 

 

2009 04 19 cs

17

0046 1 bd  2008 04 20 kw

 

 

 

HCW #8379

 

2003 - Emerald Bank, Scotian Shelf, Nova Scotia, Canada.  NOAA Fisheries survey.

2008 04 20 – Bermuda, Kelly Winfield

 

18

0047 1 bd 2008 04 20 as

 

 

 

HCW #2943

 

 

1984 - Silver Bank, DR, West Indies

2003 - Trinity, Newfoundland

2008 04 20 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 05 – Sally Tucker, Bermuda, Richard Lee

2009 04 05 – South Shore, Bermuda, Henri Roth

 

 

 

 

Richard Lee 2009 04 05

 

19

0052 1 bd 2008 04 21 as

 

 

HWC#0225  Navajo

 

 

1980 05 17 - Chatham Massachusetts - CETAP
1980 09 04 - Chatham Massachusetts - ORES
1981 07 - Stellwagen Bank - PCCS
1981 08 - Stellwagen Bank - WCNE
1982 02 04- Puerto Rico - D Matilla
1987 06 21 - Great South Channel - PCCS
1990 08 14 Great South Channel - ACRC
1995 04 13 - Bermuda - Stone/Stevick COA

2008 04 21 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Nicole Reed

 

20

0069 1 ns 2007 08 20 as
































































































































 































































































































































































































































 
































































































































Buckle

 

 

Buckle is Flash’s 2007 calf

 

2007 08 20 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

21

0071 1 ns 2007 08 21 as
































































































































 































































































































































































































































 
































































































































HWC#0211 Patches

2007 08 21 – ns, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

22

0072 1 ns 2007 08 21 as

 

 

HWC#0374 Vector

2007 08 21 – ns, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

23

0073 4 nf 2008 08 01 as trinity

 

 

 

Y2511

 

 

1993 - Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Dr Peter Stevick, YoNAH.

2008 08 01 - Trinity, Newfoundland, Andrew Stevenson

 

 

24

0090 1 nf 2008 lf twillingate

 

 

 

HCW #3209

 

 

1981 08 - Cape Bluff, Lab, J. Perkins

1985 04 – Bermuda, College of the Atlantic

1994 06 - Placentia Bay, NFL, Memorial University

2008 – Twillingate, NFL, Lance Furbert

 

 

25

0101 1 bd 2009 01 29 kw

 

 

Limbo

2009 01 29 – Bermuda, Kelly Winfield

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

26

0103 1 bd 2008 03 27 rs

 

 

HWC#8244  Nike

 

2008 03 27 – Bermuda, Ruth Stringer

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

27

0104 1 bd 2008 03 27 rs

 

 

HCW #2527

 

 

1977 - Virgin Bank, K. Balcomb
1986 - Bermuda, ORES
1992 - Silver Bank, YoNAH
1993 - Silver Bank YoNAH

2008 03 27 – Bermuda, Ruth Stringer

 

 

28

0110 2 bd 2008 04 12 ms

 

 

HCW #3685

 

 

1990 07 14 -Witless Bay, Newfoundland

1992 04  - southern Gulf of Maine, by Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

1992 07 24 - St Mary's Bay, Newfoundland , YoNAH

1992 09 04 -Strait of Belle Isle,YoNAH

2008 04 12 – Bermuda, Michael Smith

 

29

0119 1 bd 2008 03 29 tg

 

 

HCW #2796

 

 

1983 - Silver Bank, D.R., Ken Balcomb. 

2008 03 29 - Southwest Breaker, Bermuda, Terrilyn Griffiths on Looking Glass 

 

 

30

0123 1 bd 2008 04 23 cs

 

 

HCW #0182 Icepick

 

 

1979 08 06 - Off Chatham, Massachusetts, CETAP

1980 - Stellwagen Bank, Gulf of Maine, ORES

1985 - The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

1989 - The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

2008 04 23  - Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

 

Dawn Allen onboard Explorer

31

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


matched by Dr Peter Stevick

 

32

0146 1 bd 2009 03 12 as

 

 

NAHWC#8732 - Pogo.

 

Photo and more detailed info to follow from Dr Peter Stevick.

2002- Gulf of Maine

2006- Gulf of Maine

2007- Gulf of Maine

2008 - Gulf of Maine

2009 03 12 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson, Kelly Winfield

 

Matched by Judy Allen

 

 

Kelly Winfield

 

33

0166 1 bd 2009 04 02 as

 

 

 

2009 04 02 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 05 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

NF RK 0203

 

0166 1 bd 2009 04 05 as

 

 

34

0173 1 bd 2009 04 02 as
































































































































 































































































































































































































































 
































































































































Glaze

 

2009 04 02 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

35

0180 1 bd 2009 04 05 as

 

HWC # 0988 Blanco

2009 04 05 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

36

0181 1 bd 2009 04 05 as

 

 

2009 04 05 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 06 – Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

 

 

2009 04 06 cs

 

 

37

0189 1 bd 2009 04 05 to

 

HWC#0246 Mask

 

2009 04 05 – Bermuda,

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

38

0191 1 bd 2009 04 05 rl

 

 

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

2009 04 05 – Challenger, Bermuda, Richard Lee

SP SO178

 

39

0199 1 bd 2009 04 05 as

 

 

2009 04 05 – Bermuda

2009 04 06 – Bermuda

 

0199 1 bd 2009 04 06 as

 

40

0219 1 bd 2009 04 11 as

 

 

 

2005 – summer, off Open Hall, Paul Dolk

2009 04 11 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

NF PDH10

 

41

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

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

42

0249 1 bd 2008 04 09 mss

 

Petroglyph
































































































































 































































































































































































































































(we haven't seen this whale since 1990)
































































































































 

1990

2008 04 09 – Bermuda,

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

43

0252 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 as

 

44

0255 1 bdc 2009 04 19 cs

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

2009 04 20 as

 

45

0256 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

 

HWC#0612  Hail
































































































































 
































































































































2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

46

0257 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

2009 04 20

 

47

0259 1 bdc 2009 04 19

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

2009 04 20 as

 

48

0262 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Michael Smith

 

2009 04 20 ms

 

49

0263 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Michael Smith

 

2009 04 20 ms

 

50

0266 1 bdc 2009 04 19 as

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

2009 04 20 as

 

51

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.

 

Matched by Dr Peter Stevick at Allied Whale & Dr Robbins

 

C Stringer 2009 04 19

52

0268 2009 04 19 as

 

 

2009 04 19 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 20 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Michael Smith

 

2009 04 20 ms

 

53

0273 1 bdc 2009 04 19 cs

 

HWC#8277 Ping

0273 – Challenger Banks, Bermuda, Camilla Stringer

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

 

54

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.

 

Matched by Dr Robbins

2009 04 25 zl

 

55

0303 1 bd 2009 04 29 as

 

 

2009 04 29 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 30 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

 

Matched by Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 30 as

 

56

0305 1 bd 2009 04 29 as

 

 

2009 04 29 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 30 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 05 01 – Bermuda, Andrew Stevenson

2009 04 30

 

 

2009 05 01

 

 

 

 
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