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Thank you Joanne!! It is indeed Aswan and great to know how it got its name! here is Aswan's page in flukematcher (a citizen based fluke collection)http://www.flickr.com/photos/flukematche...And here is the page for Canopy... a tough match to make!http://www.flickr.com/photos/flukematche...
your black fluke with the white line is a whale named Canopy
This is a whale named Aswan, for the Aswan damn. It's mother is a whale named Nile. I had the privilege of 'naming' this whale, as I suggested Aswan since it is related to the mother's name and at the time we had a mark in the middle that looked somewhat like a damn.
This is a wonderful photo for identifying this individual! I didn't find it in a quick search through the Allied Whale catalog. Did the naturalist on you boat mention its identity? If not one of my whale matching friends might be able to find it. I know it looks familiar.I have taken the liberty to add this to the Humpback fluke mission. Hope that is o.k.
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Spotted on Jul 31, 2011 Submitted on Jan 23, 2012
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