Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Amazing Mom and her Calf Identified!

Good Morning everyone, it's Danielle from Quoddy just getting out of the shower and checking my email and learning that our right whale cow/calf pair from yesterday that we shared such an amazing experience with yesterday has been identified! Thank You so much Laurie from the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station!! I'd like you all to meet RW#2330 and her calf ! 2330 was first seen in 1993, and not as a calf so she is of unknown age. Her first known calf was in 2004 and this is her second calf.
You can visit the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalogue which is maintained by the New England Aquarium. If you want to learn more about RW#2330 just select "search for individual whales" and then select 2330 from the catalogue no. drop down box and click on execute search. You can then see images of her and sightings from 1993-2008. I have included a photo of mom (top) and calf (below) that I took yesterday.

Thanks again to everyone who joined us, your enthusiasm and understanding on how special of an experience it was makes it all that much more enjoyable for us!

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