Sunday, September 7, 2008

An overdue update!

Greetings from the Bay of Fundy! Whale watching continues to be active and interesting with many sighings of humpbacks, a few fin whales and minke whales. We were very excited to add another mother to our ever growing list. The latest mother and calf were to arrive were Spoon and NAHWC#8324. Spoon is actually the 19th mother that we have documented. If we are to sight one more, we will have exceeded last year's record which is quite remarkable!
The humpback whales that we see here are part of the Gulf of Maine population of humpback whales in the North Atlantic. There are reports off 77 calves that have been documented in this population which is an excellent number!
New whales are being sighted daily such as Filament, Filigree, Collision, Jurassic, Churchill (at left) and Sigma. To date, we have sighted 124 individual humpback whales.

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