This whale was identified by the pattern on his flukes. He was named Fissure by Gulf of Maine naturalists. He was born in 1985 and his mother was Veil HWC#0130. During the two summers I was naturalist he would often meet our boat stay with us for hours ... it seemed we entertained him.
Jeffrey's Ledge off Southern Maine.
This whale clinched my connection to the sea and whales.... he showed me the complex nature of other beings, their individuality, intelligence, curiosity and whenever he dove my imagination would follow him down into places I had never gone before. _________________________________________ The Story of the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeimaya/800958/in/set-20479/">First encounter with Fissure</a> starts here. This is the Story of the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeimaya/804503/in/set-20479/">Second encounter with Fissure</a>. This is the Story of the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeimaya/3215703/in/set-20479/">Third encounter with Fissure</a>.