Monday, August 10, 2009

Baldy's calf

Baldy was seen in the Bay of Fundy August 9th by the New England Aquarium research team during their regular surveys. Baldy's calf has been injured and has marks across the head and also on the tail stock. It is unclear at this time the cause of the injury but is of concern. This is Baldy's eighth calf and she has one of the larger documented right whale families.

Another calf, the calf of 2145, has a large shark bite on its side but although impressive, probably poses no long term problems for this whale.

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