Mother with 25% white flukes

This mother was sighted with a newborn calf off the Kohala Coast in March 2010. Female humpback whales have a calf every two to three years after they reach maturity. Calves spend their first several weeks of life in warm Hawaiian waters before migrating to their mother’s home range in a feeding area along the Pacific Rim. Few if any births are documented in Hawaii suggesting that the mothers give birth in remote locations or during migration.