2010 05 26- Our 0104 photographed in Bermuda in 1986, 2008, 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Our 0104 was photographed by ORES in Bermuda in 1986 and is catalogued in Allied Whale's North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue as #2527. The first id photo of this whale was 1977. It was photographed here in Bermuda again on 27th of March 2008 and again on 21st March 2010. It's interesting to note that both the ids in 2008 and 2010 were in advance of the main wave of whales migrating past Bermuda. Over the 24 years since this whale was first photographed in Bermuda it has incurred two notches in the trailing fluke that were not there in the original photo id. These are probably from an entanglement with rope abrading into the trailing edge.

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Not a great photo above, but the unusual pattern makes it identifiable. Taken on 27th March 2008 by Ruth Stringer

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Our photograph from 21st March 2010 above taken by Camilla Stringer

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Above is the archival photo taken by ORES in 1986. You can see the difference in the trailing edge near the notch

 
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