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Wonderful photos of Habenero's calf... it has such a distinctively white belly... many Pacific humpbacks have a lot of white on their bellies but in my experience it is rare in North Atlantic whales? did you happen to get a photo of the calf's fluke?
Great photo of Stonewalls fluke. This is a photo of Stonewall taken by Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises off Nova Scotia so he/she does get around!
The above link is to Stonewall's "page" on a flickr citizen based collection of North Atlantic known whales
This indeed a photo of the whale named WAVE! And a beautiful series it is!
Here is a photo of Wave in the Citizen Based collection on flickr called flukematcher.
I will delete this photo from the fluke mission even though it is a wonderful photo of the dorsal side of a humpback fluke... because the fluke mission was started to find known whales. You can identify whales by the pattern of white and dark on the UNDERSIDE (ventral side) of their fluke and there are over 6,000 individuals in the Allied Whale Humpback catalog (for the North Atlantic)! http://www.coa.edu/html/nahc.htm
Glad to see you posted this in the Marine Mammal mission
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)
And here is the page for Canopy... a tough match to make!
I have added this to the Marine Mammal mission and taken it out of the Humpback whale mission. Dolphins are part of the toothed whale family whereas humpbacks are baleen whales. Dolphins eat fish and larger prey while humpbacks are filter feeders eat small fish but mostly filtering plankton.
Wonderful information about the life cycle of Boomerang and her calf. When there was enough funding I worked for Allied Whale http://www.coa.edu/nahwc.htm
I have since started a citizen based collection of individual humpbacks and their life histories that is accessible to the general public
Here is a photo of Boomerang