9/18/86 Fissure13 (page #4)

Fissure13 9/18/86
Originally uploaded by yeimaya.
Suddenly there was Fissure sliding right alongside the boat. He was so close that we could see the whale lice on his back... those tiny red/orange things just in front of his dorsal.

Everyone ran pounding over to that side. Since it was mid-September there was plenty of room at the rail, but unfortunately kids were in school and there were very few to see this.

I am not sure how he got the scar on his dorsal, but we used it that summer to make the initial identification and then confirmed it when he fluked and showed his tail. If you look at the last two photos, you can see the difference between the pattern on his tail and on Olympias.