2011 04 13- ten hours, 20-30 whales, another dozen individual fluke IDs despite 15+ knot winds Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Despite the marginal day forecast by the weather services, we had a productive outing on Ocean Potion with Roland Line, Camilla Stringer, Jeff Pantukhoff of the Whaleman Foundation. Over the course of the day we must have seen 20-30 whales (our estimates are always conservative). We obtained a dozen fluke IDs some of which are below. Let us know if you recognize any!

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The photo above left I took here in Bermuda on 11th April, 2009. Judy Clee has matched this immediately to the one I took today on 13th April, 2011. Once again we see these resightings occuring at the same time.

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Judie Clee has matched the photo above right, our #0589, to Allied Whale's NAHWC#7104 first photographed in 1993 in Newfoundland

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Judie Clee no time to identify the whale fluke above left as matching Allied Whale's NAHWC#1911 first photographed in Newfoundland in 1979, a span of 32 years.

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Above right one of two whales that hung around the boat spyhopping us. I got into the water to film them but the visibility was poor. A great day on the water!

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And two more fluke IDs taken by Richard Lee on Michael Hayward's boat Explorer.

 
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