Hello, it’s Danielle, senior naturalist and photographer with Quoddy Link Marine. We have had 2 great days with humpbacks. 5 humpbacks both yesterday and today, 3 of which are new individuals. Humpbacks are identified by the black and white pigmentation on the underside of their fluke as well as the shape of their dorsal fin.
Hobo, a whale we have seen many times this summer, as well as in 2005.

A new whale, yet to be identified. This humpbacks tail has a very unique shape with both edges of the fluke turning up and is very stiff.Parachute, a whale we have become very familiar with over the past few weeks. We have seen Parachute every year since 2003.Another new individual with an almost all black tail. “His” dorsal fin is very rounded.The third new individual, with a black tail with a few special white spots. This humpbacks dorsal fin has a hooked shape, so it is easily distinguished from the humpback directly above.As soon as I get a positive identification on the humpbacks I will let you know. Below you can see 2 pictures of Hobo and the Quoddy Link taken today while I was out on our scout boat. Keep checking back for more updates.

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