Ruffles (J-1) was first seen during a capture operation in October 1968. He was captured but later released because he was too big to transport. Ruffles (J-31) was extremely easy to recognize because of his tall wavy dorsal fin. He was featured in the Free Willy movies and was photographed by thousands of visitors from around the world. Researchers followed his movements for decades, and naturalists have journals full of chronicles about him.