|It took a while, but we eventually ID'd this young whale as Scylla's calf, born in 2012|
This whale was quite small and didn’t fluke much, and for its size appeared to be a juvenile. This whale would only surface once and then quickly turn a different direction, but I was able to get a few ID shots. Checking the databases, we matched this youngster to Scylla's 2012 calf! We spent a lot of time with Scylla and her 2012 calf last season, good to see this calf on it's own this fall! It's fluke has changed quite a bit since last year as well!
|Scylla's 2012 calf|
Luckily this whale didn’t travel far so we got some great looks, and the individual also made a few small bubble clouds which was an interesting behavior to observe. A few gannets nearby and a minke passed by briefly, for an overall great day in early October!