Hello, it’s Danielle. With the help of Jooke Robbins at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies the humpback we have seen has been identified as “Cork”, the 2002 calf of Mica. We saw Cork in 2004 and “he” was named at the 2006 whale naming conference I attended in Provincetown, MA. Researchers with the Gulf of Maine Catalogue were excited to see a picture of “Cork” because “he” hadn’t been seen since 2002 when “he” was with “his” mom, Mica.
We have been confined to the inshore islands for the past few days because of the fog and wind but we have been seeing minke whales on a regular basis. I will keep you posted on our sightings, thanks for checking in.