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.

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