Spoon the Humpback Whale

Her Story

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Spoon’s fluke

Unlike many other whales, Spoon was not named for a pattern on her tail but for her “spoon-shaped” dorsal fin.  Her tail is fairly unique however as both tips have white patches and a large white scar is near the center of her fluke.

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Spoon feeding behavior

Spoon appears to be one of the largest whales in the population, well over 50 feet in length.  She also appears to be very wide.  Spoon is known for tremendous feeding displays where she comes up out of the water, almost high enough to see her belly button.  Her belly is completely distended, holding 1000’s of gallons of water and fish.

 

 

 

 

 

Salt & Friends: Humpback Whales With Names

Spoon is introduced as the mother of Regulus.  You see a huge humpback tail that belongs to Spoon.  Highlights of this segment include Regulus in a behavior that is as much fun as it is strange.  He hits himself with his flipper and this behavior is unique to Regulus.

    

  Spoon is an adoption whale at Ocean Alliance

Spoon’s History

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

Spoon’s Family Tree

Calves Year of Birth Grandcalves
Regulus 1983
Vesuvius 1989
Fork 1991
Trajectory 1995
Coffee 1998
Unnamed 2006
Unnamed 2008
Unnamed 2010

Pictures of Spoon

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Spoon flippering
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Spoon diving
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Spoon on right with calf Vesuvius

 

Coming Soon

New:  Spoon on DVD reg $25.00

On sale now $18.99

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

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

You will be delighted to spend 21 minutes watching excellent footage of Spoon.  You see her traveling with another humpback named Conduit.  Spoon is also seen with a calf which at one point it is believed that nursing just below the surface was witnessed. Spoon and her calf are active by flippering and tail breaching.

A sample clip from the Spoon DVD

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