Photoidentification of Humpback Whales


 Humpback Whale migrate between summer feeding grounds along the Pacific rim and in the Bering and Okhotsk seas and winter calving and mating areas in subtropical or tropical waters.
Reseach programs on living Humpback Whales based on photographic identification.
 Humpback Whales are identified by means of photographs of the black and white pigment pattersns on the underside of the tail flukes.Each Whale is defferernt and the patterns in adult.


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No51 13 Mar 1997
Kuroshima(Kerama)
No52. 27 Mar 1997
Nita(Zamami)


No46. 22 Mar 1997
Tomumooya
No47. 15 Mar 1997
Nita(Zamami)
No48. 12 Mar 1997
Tonaki-Is.
No49. 16 Mar 1997
Nita(Zamami)
No50. 13 Mar 1997
Kuroshima(Kerama)


 No41. 21 Mar 1996
Tonaki-Is.
 No42. 15 Mar 1997
Ugan(Kerama)
 No43. 31 Mar 1997
Tomumooya
 No44. 28 Mar 1997
Agenashiku
 No45. 14 Mar 1997
Tonaki-Is.


 No36. 6 Mar 1996
Tonaki-zone(Kerama)
 No37. 14 Mar 1996
Ugan(Kerama)
 No38. 13 Mar 1996
Tonaki-Zone (Kerama)
 No39. 13 Mar 1996
Tonaki-Zone (Kerama)
 No40. 21 Mar 1996
Tonaki-Is.

 No31. 11 Mar 1995
Tonaki
 No32. 11 Mar 1995
Tonaki
 No33. 19 Mar 1995
Maejima(Kerama)
 No34. 19 Mar 1995
Maejima(Kerama)
 No35. 19 Mar 1995
Ugan(Kerama)


 No26. 11 Mar 1995
Aharen-zaki(Kerama)
 No27. 13 Mar 1995
Tomumohya(Kerama)
 No28. 11 Mar 1995
Tonaki-zone(Kerama)
 No29. 13 Mar 1995
Tomumohya(Kerama)
 No30. 13 Mar 1995
Tomumohya(Kerama)


 No21. 1 Apr 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama)  No22. 2 Apr 1994
Kubajima (Kerama)
 No23. 3 Apr 1994
Tonakijima
 No24. 3 Apr 1994
Tonakijima
 No25. 9 Apr 1994
Kurosima (Kerama)


No16. 21 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No17. 31 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No18. 31 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No19. 1 Apr 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No20. 8 Apr 1994 Utyakashi(Kerama)


No11. 5 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No12. 5 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No13. 5 Mar 1994 Yakabijima(Kerama) No14. 9 Mar 1994 Aharenn-zaki(Kerama) No15. 31 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama)


No6. 26 Feb 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No7. 6 mar 1994 Maejima(Kerama) No8. 28 Feb 1994 Yakabijima(Kerama) No9.4 Mar 1994 Chishi(Kerama) No10.4 Mar 1994 Chishi(Kerama)

No1. 19 Feb 1994 Maejima(Kerama) No2. 19 Feb 1994 Maejima(Kerama) No3. 10 Feb 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No4. 16 Mar 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama) No5. 20 Feb 1994 Tonaki-zone(Kerama)