Through our research, we have already begun to learn some interesting information out about where the humpback whales of Guerrero go before, during, and after their winter breeding season here. For example, some of the whales we have resighted are:
- WGRP_003 aka CRC 12049 aka Fran was spotted for the first time in Guerrero on January 20, 2015. As it turned out, scientists at Cascadia Research Collective (CRC) have identified this whale over 40 times in the Monterey Bay area! With over 15,000 whales in their catalog CRC has the longest running and largest catalog of humpback whales in the world. Our friends at Fast Raft saw Fran many times this summer in Monterey as well, hanging out with her friend, Stitches. She was looking nice and well fed last summer. We hope to see her down here this winter!
- Motitas aka CRC 12256 aka WGRP_027 was spotted on board a Cabo Trek expedition out of Cabo San Lucas in June 2016. We first saw Motitas here on January 14, 2015. This whale was named and adopted by the Casita Ecovegana in Zihuatanejo. Motitas is quite the wanderer, having been seen in Northern and Southern California since 2007.
- CRC 16179 aka WGRP 174 was spotted by our team on February 16, 2016, an d on February 22, 2016 our friends at Orca de Sayulita spotted this whale on a whale watch! That’s nearly 400 miles of swimming in 4 days!!!
Want to follow our whales as they pop up in other places? Check out Happy whale! Not only can you follow our whales, you can also upload your own pictures to see if they match with any of ours.
Here is where you can find all of our whale tails so far: https://happywhale.com/org/35