These pedigrees represent the familial relationship of right whales. In small populations, like that of the North Atlantic right whale, certain individuals often appear more than once in a given pedigree. It is also not uncommon for these small populations to experience inbreeding (denoted as double horizontal lines between a male and female). As the North Atlantic right whale is a highly promiscuous species (females mating with multiple males and vice-versa) all progeny of any given adult are half-siblings. Below are individual whales (represented by their DIGITS catalog number, ex. 1001-Fermata) whose pedigrees have been completed thus far. More will be added as they become available. Click on the number of the whale you would like to view a pedigree for. Legends are available below each pedigree. In the case where paternities are not available, a “?” appears under the squares (denoting males).