Re please identify

From: Tom Ford (tjfketos@rcn.com)
Date: Sun Mar 13 2005 - 15:47:12 EST

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    Dear Rick,

    You have a nice shot of a humpback whale. If you look at the dorsal fin you
    will notice that there is a hump that rises from the back just before the
    fin. It is like a base plate for the fin.

    There are two slpashes of white water on the body. If you look carefully at
    the forward splash you can pick out the greenish white pectoral flipper
    under the water.

    There is also a large scar immediately above the forward splash on the
    midline of the spine.

    please submit the photo to Allied Whale at the College of the Atlantic
    experts. They may be able to tell you which whale it is.

    Dr. Tom Ford

    > From: rick baird <
    > Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 13:10:42 -0500
    > To: tjfketos@rcn.com, pita@whale.wheelock.edu
    > Subject: please identify
    >
    > Dr. Ford,
    > Can you identify the species in the picture below? It was sighted on
    > March 10, 2005 in the Drake Channel, British Virgin Islands. Thanks.
    > Rick Baird
    >
    >
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