A very tiny Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. For you Condor Express veterans, this calf is the child of "Rope," a mature female we have seen almost every season for the past 9 or 10 years. Rope gets her name from the fact that she was entangled in fishing gear and had a rope tightly wound around her when she was first identified. She somehow shed the rope and is left with a prominent scar around her body which is how we identify her nowadays. This is her 3rd calf in ten years.
From 2011 06-25 SB Channel