Fluke Catalog

The catalog is broken down into five pigmentation categories: from 00-10% (almost all black); 10-25%; 25-50%; 50-75%; 75-100% (almost all white). This helps in trying to find matches, but of course, the % is very subjective, so you might find a match in either of the adjacent categories.

Example Label: "25_17a_BG_2007_02_28_R_Cow_Shimmy_HIKC"

Label Legend (from left to right):
% White
ID number
Initials of author
R: Resight or match within same area
RA: Resight or match outside of initial area
      or Hawaii with first initial of State

Description of animal: Cow, Calf, Escort, Competitive Pod
Whale name if given
HIKC: Location abbreviation (Hawaii Kohala Coast)

BG=Beth Goodwin (EOTW)
BG-JRF= Beth Goodwin (JRF)
JMc=Jeff McConnel
CBC = Charles Carden


We Hope You Enjoy The Who's Who of the Kohala Coast Whales!

DAMAGED is a category for damaged body parts

WHAT SEX is a category where the whales' gender may be determined.

MOST WANTED is a category for specific whales research groups are looking for.

BEST OF is a category for some great behaviors.

For more about these projects, please contact us at Whale-Studies@jupiterfoundation.org