This is Cork. Her name comes from the black mark on the right hand side of her fluke that resembles a wine cork (also looks like a cartoon drawing of a mushroom cap that would be on a pizza).We knew there was another humpback whale in the area, and we assumed it was Mustache but when we got a closer look we knew instantly, by the small size and the shape of the dorsal fin that this was a new humpback whale! These photos have been sent to Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and I hope to hear soon who this little humpback is. I'll keep you posted!
I wanted to include this photo I took the other day of some young gulls feasting on and fighting over small herring. The gull on the left has a herring in its mouth.
Thanks so much for checking in today. I'll post the info on the ID of our new humpback when I hear back from the folks at PCCS. Cheers!