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Fissure Hwc#0489

Megaptera novaeangliae


Photo of Fissure interacting with our companion whale watch boat.

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galewhale..Gale 6 years ago

Peter I am sad to say it is believed Fissure died. There was a huge red algae bloom in the winter of 1987 and many well know and loved seals died. Fissure wasn't found but he hasn't been seen again.

peter 7 years ago

Fantastic background on this spotting:

peter 7 years ago

Was this in 1986? Would be wonderful to update the date when he/she was spotted :)

galewhale..Gale 7 years ago

That was the neat discovery .... each fluke is not only distinct but also very beautiful... like a painting, exactly!

peter 7 years ago

Wow Gale, this looks like a painting!

Maine, USA

Lat: 43.17, Long: -69.79

Spotted on Jul 1, 1986
Submitted on Oct 25, 2010

Spotted for mission


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