Saturday, June 13, 2009

First Humpback!

Our first humpback has arrived in the Bay of Fundy ! On June 3rd, while on our whale watch cruise we were watching minke whales when our Captain noticed a spout. As we approached, it became obvious that we were seeing our first humpback of the season. As the whale went for a deep dive, it lifted its tail to reveal the underside, giving everyone ample opportunity to photograph the underside of the tail. From this, we were able to identify our dirst humpback as Platform, an adult female that we have been seeing in the Bay of Fundy since 1997.
Also on our whale watches, we have been seeing minke whales and on June 9 we were treated to a breaching minke whale. this behaviour is not commonly seen with this species so when it does happen it is truly thrilling!

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