Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whale watching has begun!

Hello Everyone!

Our whale watch season has begun! As with previous years in May, sightings have mainly been of Minke whales which are the smallest baleen whale that we see here in the Bay of Fundy. They can reach lengths of 10 metres and up to 10 tonnes. This species can easily be identified by the bands of white that are on their pectoral flippers and their pointed rostrum.

We have also had reports from fishermen of humpback whales that are in the area but we need good weather to get to them.

We have also received a report from our colleague in Grand Manan, Laurie Murison, that right whales are being sighted about 15 miles northwest of Brier Island.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Whales Sightings in the Bay of Fundy


We have been getting reports from lobster fishermen in the Bay that there has been some herring and because of that, some whales too. Owner and operator of Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises, Harold Graham, who captains the Mega Nova in the winter for lobster fishing, reported see two minke whales just off Northern Point. On Wednesday, he also had a report from Darrin Sollows, who also operates a whale watching company in the summer, that he sighted a juvenile humpback whale. These sightings alone make us very anxious to get out there on May 15th for our first whale watching cruise.