|Our very first right whale on Roseway Basin: #2350. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe|
|The right flank scar helped identify this whale as #2201. Photo credit: Marianna Hagbloom|
|The horrifying remnants of this whale's fluke. Photo credit: Hilary Moors-Murphy|
The squall passed soon enough and there were other whales in the area to photograph: Catalog #2018 (Dalmation), #3701 (Eros), #2790, and #3934. Dalmation, named for the white spots on his lower jaw, is a 25 year-old male seen earlier this year off southern New England. Eros, an 8 year-old male, seen last year out on Roseway Basin, is named after the mythological son of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the namesake of his mother #1701.
|Eros surfacing close to the boat. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe|
|Recent mother, #2790, seen briefly for a single surfacing. Photo credit: Hilary Moors-Murphy|
|#3934 raising his flukes high for a dive. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe|
Later on in the afternoon, we had two more right whales, both old males and familiar faces to this project. Catalog #1306 (Velcro) is an at least 32 year-old male with an extensive Bay of Fundy sighting history, and #1327 (Scoop) is an older male (at least 33 years old) seen last year in BOF.
|Scoop (top) and Velcro photographed together. Photo credit: Jen Gatzke|
|Scoop, lifting his ventral, left fluke lobe. The blunt, white fluke tip is a matchable feature. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe|
|Notice the small green line exiting the left side of Velcro's mouth. Photo credit: Jen Gatzke|
|Either Scoop or Velcro breaching in the fog. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe|