FRIDAY, MAY 6: The Humpback Whale Film and Research Project collected more than 150 fluke IDs this season.

Conservationist Andrew Stevenson said it brought the Bermuda fluke IDs to more than 500 in five years.

Before the project, marine scientists had collected 146 between 1968 and 2006.

Mr. Stevenson said: “We have matched about a third of this season’s IDs to the Provincetown Centre for Coastal Studies catalogue or Allied Whale’s North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue, with some additional matches to the Newfoundland catalogue in St. Pierre-et-Miquelon.”

He said a fifth were returning to Bermuda.