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Grey Humpback Whale Calf. Black w/white pectoral flippers and white markings on tail. Approximately 5 months old. Calf's mother is Boomerang.
Ocean. Born in Silver Banks, Dominican Republic. Migrated with mother to Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary for the summer months.
This young calf will stay with mother, Boomerang, for about a year. About October mom and calf will migrate back to Silver Banks in the Dominican Republic to spend the winter months. The Gray Humpbacks are in New England approximately April-October for the sole purpose of feeding. Stellwagen Bank is rich in food for them. The winter months are spent in Silver Banks for courtship, mating and birth in the warm waters.