Sockeye the Humpback Whale

 Sockeye can be adopted and you will meet him on the included DVD

His Story

Sockeye is an extraordinary whale.  He is very likely to come near your boat and may show you many common whale behaviors.  It is fairly easy to identify Sockeye at the ocean’s surface.

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Sockeye’s deformed jaw
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Sockeye’s jaw

Sockeye was named after the sockeye salmon whose jaw appears similar to Sockeye’s jaw.  His upper jaw is deformed and doesn’t quite fit properly with his lower jaw.  It looks a little like he is pouting.  There is also a large white scar under his blowholes.

All the other humpbacks have baleen growing straight down from their upper jaws.  Not Sockeye.  His baleen is deformed and it grows out towards the sides of his jaw.

Sockeye also has many scars and even teeth marks caused by killer whale attacks!  His life has not been an easy one.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sockeye’s fluke has teeth marks

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Please enjoy this introduction to Sockeye from the Salt & Friends: Humpback Whales With Names DVD

 

    

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Sockeye’s History

Mother:               Unknown First Sighting:   1984
Year Of Birth:   Unknown Last Seen:           2014

 

New:  Sockeye on DVD reg $25.00

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

You will be delighted to spend 23 minutes watching Sockeye feeding with his mouth open and while he is straining out the water, birds hitch a ride on his head.  Sockeye is the only whale that seems to create a waterfall effect while straining out the seawater.  This is due to his baleen sticking out the sides.  It is very interesting to see.  He is also on his back lobtailing right beside the boat.

 

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