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I just wanted to clear up any misconception that yesterday in my blog I was equating any boat incident with a pectoral fin injury. According to Dawn Goley, Professor of zoology at Humboldt State University, they have been monitoring the pectoral fin since the whales arrived and what I saw yesterday was not something new. I was told there was a television report saying that her fin injury was from a boat accident – NOT SO. The fin has been watched and monitored from the time she arrived to the river.
Today Dawn Goley and her students were monitoring her by boat so they could get a closer look at her and take algae samples.