Humpback whales are identified by the underside and trailing edge of their tail flukes; each one is different just like a fingerprint. In British Columbia humpbacks are given a letter as part of their identification to categorize their fluke based on color. X animals have mostly black tails with less than 20% white on their fluke, Y animals have a fluke that is 20-60% white, while Z animals have more than 60% of their fluke white. Humpback whales often show these tails, or ‘fluke’ while diving, making them ideal candidates for photo-identification projects. This photo is of a humpback that we frequently see on our whale watching tours, it is called ‘Guardian’.
Fall Grizzly Bear
After August 24th we move our grizzly bear viewing to the stands which over look the salmon in the river as they wait to enter the man-made spawning channel. This grizzly is directly below the platform and about to enter the holding pool full of salmon.Visit our Blog