A newly observed humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with an entanglement scar similar to our old friend "Rope." We call this smaller whale "Rope Junior."
From 2013 11-02 SB Channel East
Zalophus californianus neclace entanglement on buoy 2013 07-25 SB Harbor-007
From 2013 07-25 SB Channel-North
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with a deep entanglement scar in its tail stock. We call this one "notcho."
From 2011 07-15 SB Channel
Image 2 of 4: A mighty Humpback Whale tail fluke waterfall.
From 2010 09-11 SB Channel
Image 1 of 4: A mighty Humpback Whale begins a deep dive by arching its back. Deep scars can be seen along the dorsal ridge of the caudal peduncle, most likely from entanglement.
Image one of two tail fluke shots of this Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) which show infected and encircling wounds plus scarring around the tail. The Condor Express crew have theorized that this was caused by an entanglement.
From 2010 03-31 SB Coast
Image two of two tail fluke shots of this Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) which show infected and encircling wounds plus scarring around the tail from an entanglement episode.