Blue whale, left side, flanks.
Balaenoptera musculus dorsal scratches scars 2016 10-12 SB Channel--333
From 2016 10-12 SB Channel
Blue whale with scratch-like scars across its back.
Balaenoptera musculus dorsal scratches scars 2016 10-12 SB Channel--238
Image 2 of 2: two deformations of the dorsal region posterior to the fin. Is this from an entanglement or ship strike?
Megaptera novaeangliae ship strike scars 2016 07-11 SB Channel-y-003
From 2016 07-11 SB Channel
Image 1 of 2: two deformations of the dorsal region posterior to the fin. Is this from an entanglement or ship strike?
Megaptera novaeangliae ship strike scars 2016 07-11 SB Channel-z-001
A humpback whale with a prominent dorsal fin that has scar patterns similar to those caused by Orca teeth rake marks.
Megaptera novaeangliae dorsal fin scars 2016 03-04 SB Channel-004
From 2016 03-04 SB Channel
Humpback whale with unusual circle scars
Megaptera novaeangliae with ring scars on side 2015 08-20 SB Channel-064
From 2015 08-20 SB Channel
The underside of this humpback whales' tail shows lots of "rake" scar patterns from killer whale attacks.
Megaptera novaeangliae tail fluke rake scars 2015 08-10 SB Channel-084
From 2015 08-10 SB Channel
A curious long-beaked common dolphin with white pigmentation zones.
Delphinus capensis with white scars 2015 03-20 SB Coast-005
From 2015 03-20 SB Coast
Posterior view of Scarlet and her scar....with shearwaters.
Megaptera novaeangliae scarlet scars across back 2014 12-26 SB Channel-d-079
From 2014 12-26 SB Channel
A gray whale's tail flukes show rake scars from a killer whale (Orca) attack
Eschrichtius robustus tail flukes Orca rake scars 2007 04-14 Sta Barbara Coast--1017
From 2007 04-14 SB Channel
The hump and dorsal fin - humpback whale.
Megaptera novaeangliae dorsal fin rake scars 2014 06-24 SB Channel-038
From 2014 06-24 SB Channel
Rake pattern scars on the tail of a small humpback whale...perhaps from a killer whale attack.
Megaptera novaeangliae calf tail rake scars Orcinus orca 2014 06-24 SB Channel-081
Grampus griseus lateral w scars 2007 08-10 SB Channel--1198modCROPsmall
From 2007 08-11 SB Channel
Megaptera novaengliae tail flukes deformed & scars 2008 05-26 SB Channel-264
From 2008 05-26 SB Channel
The signature scars on this Humpback whale's (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail flukes show a variety of patterns including what may be the rake marks from the teeth of an Orca.
From 2013 11-10 SB Channel-East
The back of a gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with a distinctive rake-like scar that may have come from a killer whale (Orcinus orca) attack.
From 2013 04-04 SB Coast
Close look at a Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) as it heads at the camera. Propeller scars can be seen across its back.
From 2011 06-27 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.
Here's an interesting scar pattern on the back of a Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae)...probably the result of being cut by a boat propeller.
From 2009 06-25 SB Channel