Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Our Scout Boat was out today to help us look for whales and also take some photographs but I snapped this one of John! This is Mustache, a juvenile male humpback whale who we also saw today. While John was out on the Scout Boat searching a bit more he also reported EKG and Cork, 2 humpbacks we are familiar with at Quoddy Link Marine. Thanks so much for checking in today. I'll keep posting as long as I have new info to post so check back often. I'll make sure to have an "End of Season" recap in the near future as well!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
On the photos above and below you can slightly see a rainbow in the blow (or exhale). The photo on the very bottom, the rainbow that is there is from the moisture from his blow. Thanks for checking in today. I don't know how tomorrow will turn out, with thunderstorm and gale-force wind warnings......I'll make sure to keep you posted.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I've left you with a photo below of Arrowhead, that is Campobello Island way in the background. Our season is quickly coming to a close with our last scheduled whale watch on October 14th at 1:30 pm so come and join us and experience the Bay of Fundy....Catamaran style!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thanks so much for checking in today and keep checking for the last of our updates as our 2007 season is nearing the end!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The scar that I photographed yesterday is not diagnostic of any particular incident, but he does have entanglement-related injuries. Thanks to everyone who joined us on our first ever Arrowhead sighting!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Here is the dorsal fin of our new humpback whale. There is also a scar on the tail stock that could be from any number of incidents including entanglement, ship strike or a battle scar from the mating grounds.
I have these pictures into Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies for identification and I will make sure to let you know as soon as I hear something! I also wanted to mention, for those bird lovers out there, today we had our first official sighting of white-winged scoters in Passamaquoddy Bay. Thanks for checking in today!!
Monday, October 01, 2007
Well, thanks for checking in, and stay tuned for more updates as our season comes to a close.
Below are a few videos that Melanie, one of our naturalists took on our special trip out to see the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale! GREAT JOB Mel!
Below is a clip of a right whale raising it's flukes then rolling over, note the large, triangular shape of the fluke.
Below is a beautiful terminal dive from a mature right whale.
This last clip is of a mom and calf fluking together. Watch when the mom lowers her tail she is actually touching the calf!
Again, thanks to all who joined us, it really was an amazing experience to spend so much time with these whales. I do love my job!