I've just put the finishing touches on my presentation, and I'm off to Osaka in the morning.
Opening slide for my presentation
It's 93 slides long with over 100 photos, a few videos and half a dozen audio tracks or so...a lot of work to put together! I'm covering humpbacks (southern and northern hemisphere), sperm whales, dwarf minkes, Bryde's whales and blue whales. Whew.
When I get back, I'll dive into the enormous task of going through all the humpback whale calf IDs from the recent season in Tonga. I know we have more than 50. The question is...how many more?
To remind me of the work I need to do, here is a recent addition to my whale-stuff collection...a sculpture of a female humpback whale with a calf, hand-carved from sandstone by a friend in Tonga.
Humpback whale mother and calf carved from sandstone