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Next up in our Meet the Whales series is another cetacean whose name brings to mind a little something literary: #Dune (NARW no. 3351)! Though his name comes from a mark on his lip, we can't help but think of Frank Herbert. #WhaleWednesday... See MoreSee Less
The New England Aquarium and Whale and Dolphin Conservation have announced this year's batch of newly-named North Atlantic right whales! From #Batman to #Loki, we're loving all the new monikers! Read about them all (and find out how they're named) now:Say hello to the North Atlantic right whale class of 2021! 🐋
Once a year, North Atlantic right whales that have particularly distinct features/ characteristics are nominated to receive names. The names assigned to these whales allows scientists in the field to quickly recognize them in real time from a boat or plane.
This year, over 200 names were nominated! These names were then presented + voted on at the annual North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium meeting in October.
Among those in this year’s “graduating class” is Loki; a fitting name for a whale known for its trickster abilities to not be seen by researchers! Dare we say, this is a #WhaleOfMischief!
To read more about our newly named whales, and the playful bios created with our colleagues at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, check out our blog: bit.ly/3rHeBVB
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