Glo the Humpback Whale

Her Story

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Glo’s damaged fluke

Glo is very easy to identify.  Notice that half of her left fluke is missing.  This happened in 1998 the same year Glo gave birth to Banyon.  Sometime after giving birth she was either involved in a ship strike or net entanglement.

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Glo kickfeeding
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Glo’s open mouth

Glo is very dramatic while feeding.  She kicks the water with her tail, dives under the stunned fish and comes up with a wide-open mouth.  Glo probably eats 25-50 pounds of fish with each lunge!

Glo’s Background

Glo’s History

Mother:               Unknown First Sighting:   1984
Year Of Birth:   Unknown Last Seen:           2017

Glo’s Family Tree

Calves Year of Birth Grandcalves
Amulet 1987
Sprout 1990
Puffer 1996
Banyon 1998
Doric 2001
Unnamed 2004
Unnamed 2007
Unnamed 2009

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

Volume 10 (Glo is seen feeding with her mouth open swimming right to the boat.  Her bottom jaw is distended to an incredible width.  You’ll also see her tail full screen.)

A Real Whale Watch Trip – August 28, 2001

We left the pier and about an hour later found several humpback whales.  Glo was flippering with her calf, Doric.  It looked like Glo was teaching Doric how to do it!

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