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image by Cynthia Hankins 2010/04/12
Number: 175
Name: Kai-Zed
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~6'
Last Sighting: August 10, 2011
First Size: ~5' (pup)
First Sighting: April 12, 2010
Cynthia was diving up north in a thick cloud of plankton when she spotted this young male feeding. The plankton was so thick, pictures were fuzzy. He stayed around for approximately 10 minutes and Cynthia was able to determine that he had very small, barely visible claspers and was a young pup. He is named for Captain Colin's kids.