Hello, it’s Danielle, senior naturalist and photographer with Quoddy Link Marine. We finally had some nice weather with no fog and we able to get offshore and spend some time with Cork again. We now know from molecular genetic testing on a skin sample done by Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies that Cork is female. This is a series of shots showing her terminal dive

The small black “cork” shape on the right-hand side of her fluke is how she got her name.

The scar shown here is most likely from an entanglement with fishing gear. It is estimated that more than 50% of the humpbacks in the Gulf of Maine have entanglement scars.

A pair of Atlantic puffins, a more common site this year than some previous years. These small pelagic seabirds are a favorite among passengers due to their colourful beaks and “cute” appearance.