Batik the Humpback Whale
Batik is the second-generation in a very famous and scientifically important whale family. Batik was born in 1983 to a well-known female named Veil. Batik’s first calf, Filament was born in 1989. Filament’s first calf named Eden (born 2001) is the first identified fourth-generation humpback whale in the world. So Eden made Batik a grandmother and Veil the first known great-grandmother!
Batik’s first two calves, Filament and Canyon share a not-so-good experience. Both young whales were struck by boats in 1991, however the injuries were minor and both whales are fine. Look closely at Canyon’s back and you will see the scars. Canyon is the whale at the top of the picture and Batik is seen blowing.
|Mother: Veil||First Sighting: 1983|
|Year Of Birth: 1983||Last Seen: 1996|
Batik’s Family Tree
|Calves||Year of Birth||Grandcalves|
|Filament||1989||Eden 2001 (Filament)|