Foto Identificación

Photo Identification

Humpback whales have a color pattern on the ventral side of the caudal fin ranging from completely white to completely black and has scars , lines, spots and crevices which together with its edge , shape and size of the central slot , provide a distinguishing characteristic for each individual. This allows to recognize one individual from another , as is done with humans through their fingerprints. photographs of the ventral part of the tail and dorsal fin whales , technique known as photo identification, in order to estimate the sizes of populations, study their behavior and migration routes taken .