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image by Jeffery Kroh 2019/07/08
Number: 289
Name: Betty
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~18'
Last Sighting: July 8, 2019
First Size: ~18'
First Sighting: July 8, 2019
I had first seen her wing tips from her surface feeding about a mile off shore from Magic’s, as we approached her she turned upside down and she showed us her bright white underside. She has an approximate wingspan of 18ft. Her size beauty and grace were immediately noticed during this long dramatic roll. She hung out just long enough for me to get one of her perfectly executed barrel rolls on camera. I would like to name her “Betty” after 3 of my grandmothers.