Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The whale watch season has come to a close



The season has come to an end for another year, and it went by so quickly. It was a very good year for sightings. We documented 119 individual humpback whales and thee are still some yet to be identified. Our calf numbers were down from last year with 5 new calves to the Bay of Fundy as compared to 2008 when we sighted 23!
Our last cruise was on October 11th and we saw my favourite humpback whale, Foggy. She was born in 1987 to Bermuda (Who we haven't seen since 1995, sadly) and we have watched Foggy grow to the adult she is today. She has had 3 calves of her own, one of which, Motley, was seen on several occasions during the 2009 season. Luna was with Foggy that day. Luna is an adult male that we have been seeing in the Bay of Fundy since 1986.

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