Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Well, I hope these photos speak for themselves.
A young right whale, right off East Quoddy Head Light with some significant scarring around the caudal peduncle. These scars are most likely from an entanglement.
The other is an adult whale (my best ID would be Clipper but this is not my specialty, I have an email in to confirm ID) that lost 1/2 of it's fluke...my guess would be a large propeller.
With all of the whales so close to home we all need to be careful.