Why is this whale called Barni? BajaEcotours guide Chris says it's short for barnacle. "Barni only had acorn barnacles on the left side of his face. We joked maybe he would only feed on the left and picked up the hitchhiking barnacles along the way. Barni is always happy to play with us. He must be around age four to six years. He still has time to play with our boats, which most males do not. Sometimes he swims back and forth to make sure everyone has a chance to touch him! We first met Barni a couple trips ago. He has been a great friend to have around. Even when the swells were building and most whales were only spy-hopping, Barni still came over to play!"
Courtesy of Christopher Match, BajaEcotours
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