Humpback Whale Population Monitoring – Results from 2016 Season

September 08, 2017 Posted by: Chris Gabriele, Janet Neilson and Lou Taylor-Thomas
We are pleased to announce the publication of our report on the 2016 season (HERE), which was characterized by low whale numbers, a low number of calves and juveniles, and several whales that were looking quite thin.  

On the bright side, we are even more pleased to report that in late August and early September of 2017, we have sighted whale #219, a long-known, distinctive and very productive female that had not been sighted since 2014!   But you’ll have to stay tuned for our full 2017 report in the next few months.
dorsal fin of humpback whale #219
Point Adolphus regular #219, feeding at her usual station after a long absence. 
NPS photo, taken under authority of National Marine Fisheries Service scientific research permit #15844-02.
 

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  1. Claudette
    September 12, 2017 at 11:00
     

    We saw no whales in Glacier Bay when our ship the Eurodam went through on the 5th of September 2017. But in the bay at Sitki we saw several thin and small humpbacks feeding. Got alot of pictures and video.

     
  2. Claudette
    September 12, 2017 at 10:59
     

    We saw no whales in Glacier Bay when our ship the Eurodam went through on the 5th of September 2017. But in the bay at Sitki we saw several thin and small humpbacks feeding. Got alot of pictures and video.

     
 
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