Ember the Humpback Whale

His Story

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Ember standing on his head

Ember is a whale that has given whale watchers chills (good ones) on many occasions.  While some humpbacks seem to enjoy just being near the boats, Ember does some outrageous things that resemble normal whale behaviors gone wild.

We have recorded him twisting and turning, spinning and even going under the boat upside down!  One time he came up tail first!  The term used to describe a whale coming up tail first is a “backup”!  Ember put his tail about 10 feet in the air and held it there while spinning around.  Quite a feat for something as big as a billboard.

This tail rise is on the first video clip on our homepage.

Ember’s story (and his mother Cardhu) is also on

Salt & Friends: Humpback Whales With Names

The story of Ember is three minutes in length.  It shows Ember in a close approach that can only be described as an underwater ballet.  You see Ember stand on his head and come up tail first!  Ember is also seen feeding and breaching.

(Salt & Friends is 60 minutes in length with 58 minutes of whale footage.)

Price: DVD – $18.99


Ember’s History

Mother:               Cardhu First Sighting:   1982
Year Of Birth:   1982 Last Seen:           2010

Pictures of Ember (from his DVD)

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Ember swims under the boat upside down

Ember is well known for close approaches and breaching near the boats.

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Ember breaches a few feet away from boat

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If you adopted Ember from any of the Adopt A Whale Programs in the US or UK, you can meet him!

We selected the very best clips of Ember from 17,096 trips to the feeding grounds where this whale can be sighted from April thru October.

You will be delighted to spend time with Ember during an outstanding whale watch trip.  He is seen breaching, lobtailing, rolling and flippering so close you can see his eye.

Please enjoy this introduction to Ember from the Your Adopted Whale Ember DVD COMING SOON

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