Vancouver Aquarium

NEWS: The case of the flopped-over fin

Jul 7, 2014

Last week I received a report of a curious whale. The report was of a group of killer whales, but one male was unlike any the observer had ever seen before. Instead of the usual straight, tall dorsal fin, its entire fin was flopped over to the side, flat against its back….


Wild Whales is the home of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, a conservation and research program of the Vancouver Aquarium, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). We collect sightings of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and sea turtles from British Columbia and surrounding waters. Have you seen one? We'd like to know!

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