Pepper received her name for her close relationship with Salt. The pair were both given names in 1976, two of the first humpbacks to be named! As with Salt, we don't know her exact age but she is a grandmother to at least four baby humpbacks (called calves). Like people, most humpbacks are right 'handed' but not Pepper! And that's not the only trait that makes her stand out from the crowd.
Researchers in the Gulf of Maine have witnessed her return to her summer feeding grounds with 11 calves over the years. Pepper’s daughter, named Habanero, gave birth to Pepper’s first grandchild in 2008 and made her a grandmother again in 2012,2015, and 2018. Pepper had a calf most recently in 2015 and was last seen on several occasions in 2016 with an older calf, Striation.
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