Humpback Whale Identification Tips

Blow:up to 10 ft. above the animal
Dorsal Fin: 2/3 back on body, irregular shaped fin; high arch when diving or sounding
Fluke: smooth and pointed flukes
Pectoral Fins: very long pectoral fins, about 1/3 the length of the body; bumpy on posterior edge
Size: adults range from 40-60ft and weigh ~ 25-40 tons
Color: dark gray, variable amount of white on pectoral fins, belly, and flukes
Throat pleats: tip of the lower jaw down towards the belly
Behaviors: aerial displays such as breaching, pectoral fin slapping, tail slaps; bubble net fishing

To report a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, please call: 1-866-767-6114 
For law enforcement, harassments,  and other violations, please call:  1-800-853-1964
 

For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-877-SOS-WHALe or 1-877-767-9425
or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Ch. 16
For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-855-542-3935

Photograph the animal if possible and contact Cascadia Research Collective:360-943-7325