Buckshot the Humpback Whale

Her Story

buckshot the humpback whaleBuckshot was named for the black round marks on her fluke.  Buckshot is a fairly social whale as she has been seen in groups of three or four other whales.  Most sightings of humpback whales are just one or two animals.  Buckshot has been seen hanging out with Colt, the friendliest whale in the world.

Buckshot's dorsal fin
Buckshot’s dorsal fin

The dorsal fin helps to verify the sighting and ID of an individual whale.

Buckshot flipper
Buckshot’s flipper

Buckshot’s flipper has very little black pigment.

 

 

 

 

 

Buckshot‘s History

Mother:               Unknown First Sighting:   1979
Year Of Birth:   Unknown Last Seen:           2014

Buckshot’s Family Tree

Calves Year of Birth Grandcalves
Ampersand 1986
Pellets 1989
Grizzly 1991
Unnamed 2001
Unnamed 2003
Unnamed 2006
Unnamed 2008