Paternity Results

When dealing with small inbreeding populations, such as the NARW population, it can be difficult to determine paternities because more than one male can share a particular genotype. Paternity analysis is important because it provides insights to male reproductive success. Male NARWs do not expend any energy taking care of their offspring; calves rely solely on mom to provide food and protection. Therefore, we cannot determine a calf’s father based on observations of behaviour, we need to create a genetic profile of the calf , determine which alleles he/she obtained from mom and then compare the leftover alleles to known male profiles. Paternity is only assigned when all but ONE male has been eliminated. Currently, we have 105 paternity results. Choose an individual by its ID number in the boxes provided or view the Father-Mother-Calf Triad table below for easy comparisons. More information on each whale can be found by clicking on the DIGITS link at the top of the page and searching the ID number.

Table of Father-Mother-Calf  Triads (Including Year of Calf’s Birth)
Father Mother Calf
NEA Name NEA Name NEA Name Year
1032 Thorny 1243 Magic 3343 NA 2003
1032 Thorny 1703 Wolf 3503 Caterpillar 2005
1033 NA 1001 Fermata 1301 Half-Note 1983
1033 NA 1509 Rat 1610 NA 1986
1033 NA 1004 Stumpy 2710 Arc 1997
1033 NA 1157 Moon 3157 NA 2001
1037 NA 1246 Loligo 1946 NA 1989
1037 NA 1315 Foster 2215 Aries 1992
1037 NA 1701 Aphrodite 2601 NA 1996
1037 NA 2460 Monarch 3420 Platypus 2004
1041 NA 1281 Punctuation 1601 NA 1986
1041 NA 1704 NA 2704 NA 1997
1043 NA 1503 Trilogy 2503 Boomerang 1995
1048 NA 1223 Delilah 2223 Calvin 1992
1050 NA 1142 Kleenex 1123 Sonnet 1981
1050 NA 1179 NA 3579 NA 2005
1052 NA 1157 Moon 1402 Glacier 1984
1052 NA 1114 NA 2614 Tripelago 1996
1052 NA 2223 Calvin 3523 Hobbes 2005
1102 Churchill 1303 Slash 2303 NA 1993
1102 Churchill 1405 Yawn 2705 Silver 1997
1112 Javelin 1281 Punctuation LAB0050 NA 2006
1113 Trident 1303 Slash 1403 Meridian 1984
1113 Trident 1118 Zipper 1702 NA 1987
1113 Trident 1248 Rudolf Tmp192 NA 2006
1122 Minnow 1281 Punctuation 3181 NA 2001
1144 |Dingle 1240 Baldy 1503 Trilogy 1985
1144 |Dingle 1123 Sonnet 2123 Couplet 1991
1144 |Dingle 1142 Kleenex 2642 Echo 1996
1144 |Dingle 1601 NA 2701 NA 1997
1147 King Richard 1151 Mavynne 1705 Phoenix 1987
1147 King Richard 1171 Crimp 1971 Nantucket 1989
1147 King Richard 1163 Stars 2163 NA 1991
1149 Cream 1430 One-Two Tmp95 NA 2002
1149 Cream 1142 Kleenex 3442 Armada 2004
1150 Gemini 1145 Grand Teton 2145 NA 1991
1150 Gemini 1240 Baldy 2140 Peanut 1991
1150 Gemini 2240 NA 3130 NA 2001
1155 Crabscar 1171 Crimp 1405 Yawn 1984
1155 Crabscar 1127 Dash 1709 NA 1987
1155 Crabscar 2040 Naevus 3230 Infinity 2002
1155 Crabscar 1604 NA Tmp135 NA 2005
1155 Crabscar 1308 NA Tmp131 NA 2005
1156 Misstip 1266 Shenandoah 1267 NA 1982
1156 Misstip 1001 Fermata 1603 Polyphemos 1986
1156 Misstip 1266 Shenandoah 1803 NA 1988
1156 Misstip 1135 Stripe 2135 SOS 1991
1156 Misstip 1241 Bugs 2541 NA 1995
1166 NA 1301 Half-Note 1931 NA 1989
1166 NA 1140 Wart 2440 Shackleton 1994
1170 Legs 1245 Slalom 2645 Insignia 1996
1170 Legs 1946 NA 2746 NA 1997
1170 Legs 1950 NA 2750 Haley 1997
1207 NA 1158 NA Tmp18 NA 1998
1207 NA 1245 Slalom 3545 NA 2005
1227 Sliver 1705 Phoenix 2605 Smoke 1996
1227 Sliver 1503 Trilogy 3303 NA 2003
1249 Lacross 1303 Slash Tmp121 NA 2005
1270 NA 1208 NA 2640 NA 1996
1270 NA 1145 Grand Teton 3245 NA 2002
1271 Dropcloth 1168 Pendulum 1968 Quatro 1989
1271 Dropcloth 2145 NA 3445 NA 2004
1278 NA 1248 Rudolf 1249 Lacross 1982
1278 NA 1151 Mavynne 3351 NA 2003
1279 NA 1001 Fermata 1911 Mystique 1989
1279 NA 2114 NA 3314 Yellowfin 2003
1279 NA 2614 Tripelago 3414 NA 2004
1306 Velcro 1701 Aphrodite 3101 Harmonia 2001
1306 Velcro 2123 Couplet 3323 NA 2003
1306 Velcro 1408 Columbine 3508 NA 2005
1307 NA 1135 Stripe 1706 NA 1987
1311 Patti 1308 NA 3108 NA 2001
1317 Ergo 1701 Aphrodite 3401 Tux 2004
1320 Mohawk 1629 Ipanema 2029 Viola 1990
1320 Mohawk 1310 Amanda 3292 NA 2002
1327 Scoop 1118 Zipper 1408 Columbine 1984
1327 Scoop 1602 NA 2602 Marble 1996
1327 Scoop 1911 Mystique 3120 NA 2001
1328 NA 1127 Dash 2427 Cicatrix 1994
1331 NA 1810 NA 2810 NA 1998
1332 Dollar 1246 Loligo 1247 NA 1982
1333 Delta 1266 Shenandoah 1507 Manta 1985
1506 NA 1815 NA 3115 Harmony 2001
1511 NA 1243 Magic 2143 Lucky 1991
1514 Comet 1142 Kleenex 2042 NA 1990
1516 NA 1157 Moon 1703 Wolf 1987
1603 Polyphemos 1911 Mystique 3411 NA 2004
1603 Polyphemos 1241 Bugs 3541 NA 2005
1617 Orangepeel 1242 NA 1243 Magic 1982
1617 Orangepeel 1509 Rat 1909 NA 1989
1617 Orangepeel 1321 Mono 3421 NA 2004
1630 NA 1142 Kleenex 3142 NA 2001
1708 NA 1509 Rat Tmp181 NA 2004
1712 NA 1503 Trilogy 3603 Starboard 2006
1716 NA 2301 NA 3310 NA 2003
1801 Sparky 1817 Silt 3317 NA 2003
1801 Sparky 1705 Phoenix 3405 Fuse 2004
1803 NA 1301 Half-Note 3301 Neptune 2003
1818 NA 1123 Sonnet 3123 NA 2001
1818 NA 2050 NA 3150 NA 2001
1818 NA 2040 Naevus 3520 Millipede 2005
1819 NA 1242 NA 1801 Sparky 1988
1960 NA 1123 Sonnet 3423 NA 2004
2140 Peanut 1266 Shenandoah 3466 NA 2004
2340 NA 1151 Mavynne 3651 NA 2006

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