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They named a class of whale that was identified for the first time after an Argentine soccer team


The name was chosen by Sheila Dell'Arciprett, the photographer who sighted it and captured its image during an excursion through the Beagle Channel.

Sheila Dell'Arciprett is 29 years old and was born and raised

in Temperley, South GBA area


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all her memories and her best friends go back to her love club, where she used to spend whole days and nights.

When he grew up, he decided to study photography, and now, for work, he is in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, and it was there, where, in one of the routine excursions, inside the Beagle Channel, he captured, by pure chance


and in a few seconds, the tail of a whale that was showing itself in the area.

To her surprise: when she sent the photos to CADIC, the Austral Center for Scientific Research of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, based in Tierra del Fuego, responded that a specimen of that whale had never been sighted before, and that if he wanted, he could choose his name.

The answer was short, quick and simple: Temperley.

"I had been traveling, Mendoza, Río Negro and then I returned to Buenos Aires. And I have a friend who was already here in Ushuaia, who had been traveling from Buenos Aires throughout Patagonia and found work in the company. He is also a photographer, and when I was in Buenos Aires in May, he writes to me and tells me: "come here, come to work here, it's incredible", Sheila expresses and argues:

"So I went. I came here alone, I didn't know anyone, just him. And there I started working."

The whale was sighted on the Argentine side of the Beagle Channel.

On the other hand, in reference to the moment of capturing the whale, he adds: "It is not easy. They begin to blow, throw the water, breathe, and show their tail. You take out the camera, and you have to grab the right moment where they show the tail. They make a kind of hump, and then I started to take out, I will have taken out five".

"Once they show the entire queue, they go back in and it takes between ten and fifteen minutes to go back on the air. It's very fast, everything happens in 1 second. And right there you have to see that the light is good, the lens, it's a photographic bard, ha!

In addition, he highlights: "I was on one of the excursions, I had seen one before, very far away, but I had not been able to take a photo or anything. At that moment everyone began to shout whale, whale, whale, and I went


with I got the camera and took the photo.

That day I see her, obviously I was crying, I couldn't believe my eyes


Work excursions, says Sheila Dell Arciprett, are carried out daily and are double shift, and she points out that there are usually tourists.

On the one hand, the morning excursion, with a visit to El faro;

on the other hand, the afternoon excursion, to the penguin colony: "You enter in the morning and you can leave at ten at night, it depends on the excursion that you have."

And he adds: "Maybe sometimes in the morning I do the lighthouse, which is shorter, and at night I do the penguin colony and I arrive at ten at night. If you do the other way around, you arrive at half past six. But why do they do double excursions? Because here in summer the day lasts until approximately 11 pm!

Sheila Dell'Arciprett, the photographer who identified the Temeprley whale.

Finally, he summarizes: "They are catamarans that make the excursion through the entire beagle channel, they go to the lighthouse and they also go to the penguin colony that is El Martillo


And within that excursion we take photos to the tourists to be able to sell them, with professional cameras and all the equipment"

In addition, he resumes: "What we need the most for the representation of the whales are the tails, they are differentiated by the tails.

Just as we have our DNA, they have a DNA,

and what happens is that not all tails are the same, they are all different, have different brands", and comments:

"After I took the photo, I sent them directly

to the Ushuaia Research Center, CADIC.

What the center does is, with certain images of the whales, they generate representations, and with that they already know if they were already in the Canal Beagle, if they come to feed, reproduce, whatever".

Also, he points out: "All those who take pictures of the whales send them later to the center so that everything can be identified. Obviously they also go out with their boats to observe, but we, who are in there all day, use a a lot of that information", and remarks:

The whale was sighted on an excursion that left from Ushuaia.

The goal is never to watch whales since it is not allowed,

because they are very large catamarans and it is not an area where you can be 'free'.

The place borders a lot on what Chile is, so you can't go to the Chilean side.

If we go to the penguin colony, it is 70 km inland from the city of Ushuaia, before reaching the entrance to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

The capture

"As soon as I took the photo, I send it to the girls in the center, and I put,

 'I am sending you the photos that I took on January 31 at six in the afternoon, through the Beagle Channel, near the lighthouse, I wanted to know if it was identified.

Please, I await the response


argues Sheila Dell Arciprett, continuing:

"They answer me after three days. Obviously, it should be noted that what they do is quite difficult, because from an image they have to investigate which whale it is, and if the photo is bad, for example, they don't have much to see. And obviously they need something pretty good. Just with the tail they can already have a reference."

Sheila Dell'Arciprett, photographer.

And he expresses: "There they answer me, 'hello Shei, how are you? Look,

it's a new whale, number 131. We wanted to know if you would like to name it,

'" and he adds: "Imagine how I was. I was coming Very handle with the subject of whales, because when I was in Las Grutas, also working, we had seen one go by, but very far away, and it is very rare, we know very well what happened. From that day on, I did not stop watching videos Every night, I would stay up late, watching videos of whales."

In reference to the name, he highlights: "I came up with calling it that, from within, because for me it is something super important.

Temperley is everything to me,

my family is Temperley, the club, everything, I love the club, my life inside the club , I made friends there

", and ends:" All this makes me very happy, it is very nice to see this, an incredible thing. I cannot explain it. The first whale I see and that I command, and that they tell me no is identified.. it's very crazy!"

And he concludes: "

Each one puts the name of something important to that person

. Here I am in contact with many people, many tourists, and tomorrow, when they look for what Temperley is, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, I would be filled with pride that they know it exists, that's what makes me most proud, that Temperley exists".  

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