Flukes are used to identify whales because scientists can study their travel patterns and be able to differentiate whales from each other. Also, scientists can see how long Humpback whales live by identifying them using their flukes.
The most difficult part of this lab was the fact that if the fluke is all black and no big or noticeable indentations on it, it's extremely difficult to differentiate between the whales.
I believe that the lab can be improved if the pictures were put in numerical order and by printing the pictures in color instead of black and white to make it easier to tell what is part of the tail and what is the water.
- Victoria Mehlhaff -