Trident the Humpback Whale

Her Story

Trident was born in 1982 to a whale named Flag.  She was named for a faint mark on her fluke that resembles a three-pointed fish spear carried by Neptune.  It is near the cut in her fluke but cannot usually be seen in pictures.

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Trident’s fluke
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Trident’s fluke -the cut is on the right side near the top
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Trident’s dorsal fin shape
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Trident diving



Trident has been entangled in fishing gear on more than one occasion.  The resulting cut on her fluke makes Trident an easy whale to identify on fluking dives.  She was last rescued from an entanglement in 2003.

Trident was also seen with a fishing line on her fluke in 2008.

Trident’s History

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

Trident’s Family Tree

Calves Year of Birth Grandcalves
Musket 1987
Chaos 1990
Unnamed 1992
Virgule 1996
Draco 1998
Lighthouse 2000 Lighthouse deceased 2003
Unnamed 2002
Unnamed 2006
Unnamed 2008
Unnamed 2011

Pictures of Trident

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Trident with lines visible

You can see the fishing gear (2003) on Trident

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

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

You will be delighted to spend 20 minutes of excellent footage of Trident and her calf, Chaos.  You see both mother and calf very close to the boat for a long visit.  Before they leave, you see both lobtailing, defined as slamming their tails on the water.

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