This humpback whale was photographed by PCCS scientists working on Stellwagen
Bank. Try to identify the whale by comparing its fluke to images of four previously cataloged humpback whales.
for matching instructions and tips.
You are correct!
This is Iota, a female that was first cataloged in 1988.
If you look at the photograph again, you will notice that Iota acquired new scrapes along her trailing edge since her most recent catalog
photograph. Small changes like these can accumulate over time, making it more difficult to identify individuals. The more frequently the
catalog is updated, the more efficient is the matching process.