Right whale mother Mavynne (catalog #1151) is one of the whales involved in the 1986 switch. Here she is photographed with her newest calf. Mavynne has been a regular on the Right Whale Research Blog. Learn about her close call with fishing gear here.
While working to create right whale family trees
How did this happen? Researchers believe that since this coincides with the approximate time of an intense storm that occurred within the right whale calving ground (find more information about the calving ground