"Scarlet," the humpback whale with a prominent propeller scar on her back
From 2014 09-30 SB Channel
Diagnostic feature of "Scarlet," a propeller scar with globular lobes of tissue.
From 2014 10-17 SB Channel
Humpback mother & calf. Mom is Scarlet (foreground) and Shorty is the calf (back).
Image 1 of 2 in a row: Scarlet the humpback whale heads directly for the camera. The propeller scar behind her blowholes is clearly visible.
From 2014 12-26 SB Channel
Image 2 of 2 in a row: Scarlet the humpback whale heads directly for the camera. The propeller scar behind her blowholes is clearly visible.
Humpback whale tail flukes.
Various seabirds (gulls and black vented shearwaters) circle around the mighty spout blast of a humpback whale.
Surface lunge feeding with baleen showing...a humpback whale.
Image 1 of 2 in a row: Gulls and shearwaters encircle a humpback whale blast.
Image 2 of 2 in a row: Gulls and shearwaters encircle a humpback whale blast.
Posterior view of Scarlet and her scar....with shearwaters.
Lateral view of Scarlet's scar.
Cetaceans of all sizes riding an open ocean swell: Long-beaked common dolphins and a humpback whale.
Smoke on the ocean: A humpback whale spout is captured with back lighting.
"Scarlet," the humpback whale.
From 2014 12-29 SB Channel
The humpback whale we nicknamed "Scarlet" Her propeller scar is seen just behind her blowholes. Black-vented shearwaters share the photograph.
Seabirds including a brown pelican, lots of black-vented shearwaters and some gulls all share a "hot spot" of anchovies with a humpback whale.
The Santa Ynez mountains and city of Santa Barbara are seen in the background behind Scarlet the humpback whale.
Humpback tail flukes.
Wisps of smoke: sunlight catches the spout of a humpback whale.
A humpback whale emits a stream of bubbles as it slowly drifts beneath the boat
From 2015 01-03 SB Channel
A humpback whale has rolled on to its left side and exposed the barnacle scars on its chin as it pays a friendly underwater visit to the boat.
Humpback whale with the Santa Barbara coastline in back.
Scarlet the humpback whale hung around a few feet below the surface and under the boat in clear water. Among other body features you can see the propeller scar from whence she gets her nickname.
Scarlet, the humpback whale, hangs nearly motionless off the bow of the boat
Scarlet the humpback whale rises to the surface of the blue water to spout
"Scarlet" the humpback whale
From 2015 03-25 SB Coast
A close look at the propeller scar on the back of Scarlet, the humpback whale
Side view of the humpback whale we call Scarlet
A humpback tail flukes waterfall
"Scarlet" - one of our regularly seen humpback whales.
From 2015 03-31 SB Coast
The propeller scars and bulbous masses from whence "Scarlet" got her name
From 2015 05-22 SB Channel
The unique propeller scars and spherical masses of tissue that characterize our humpback friend "Scarlet."
From 2015 06-03 SB Channel
Scarlet shows her scars. Note the globular masses and propeller scars behind her blowhole.
From 2016 04-05 SB Channel
Scarlet shows her scars. Note the globular masses behind her blowhole in this head-first image.
Globular masses behind the head and blowholes of this humpback whale, caused by a propeller and ship-strike, identify her as our friend "Scarlet."
Scarlet and friend
A close look at the propeller scars and globular masses that gave Scarlet her name.
From 2017 05-03 SB Coast
Scarlet and her friend (possibly her rapidly growing calf?). BTW you can see part of Scarlet's scar near the waterline.
From 2018 11-08 SB Channel
Scarlet with back-lighting (thanks, Dave!)...her scars and nodules are visible.
Scarlet and her companion.
Scarlet passes by the bow for great looks by her fans
From 2019 06-20 SB Channel
Image 1 of 4: The huge spout of Scarlet, a friendly humpback whale, who was aimed directly at the boat and surfaced.
Image 2 of 4: The huge spout of Scarlet, a friendly humpback whale, who was aimed directly at the boat and surfaced.