Sunday, June 24, 2012

Whales, whales and more whales!

Please forgive my tardiness in the updates!  The most up to date can be found here with many more photos than we can post on the blog.

Our cruises have been amazing and to date we have identified 74 individual humpback whales with many more that need to be matched.  Also we have documented 7 new calves in the Bay of Fundy which is a record for June.  I'm sure we will see more to the remainder of the season.

Going for a deep dive!

Foggy arrived with a calf in June!
The last couple of days we have had to go further offshore than usual but the extra effort has been worth it.  Today we saw 10 different humpback whales.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Mega Nova is up and running!

The 2012 season is in full swing and we sure have been having some great cruises!  The first cruise for the Mega Nova was an all day research cruise where we covered 89 nautical miles of the Bay of Fundy, surveying the usual places where humpbacks, fin whales, and minke whales are concentrated.  Our first area was a place that is known as the Prong and is located about 18 miles north west of Brier Island.  We sighted many whales there and as we continued southwest to Northeast Bank we recorded many more.  In total we documented 62 individual humpback whales, 12 fin whales and many minke whales.   A very successful day with plenty of whales and prey for them to feed on.


Unknown Juvenile

Squiggle surface feeding
The first whale watch cruise was on June 14th and was successful as well.  We sighted 7 different humpbacks and a fin whale.  We were able to identify 4 of the humpbacks and they were:  Sundog, Squiggle, Shot Put, and three Dots.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Great Trips on the Zodiac!

Hello everyone and thanks for reading our blog!  We have been having some great trips on our Zodiac (TM) and are anxious to start whale watching on our 50 foot vessel, the Mega Nova on June 14th.  The humpbacks are slowly arriving with different individuals being sighted.  There were also Atlantic White Sided Dolphins and June is early to be seeing this species!  There are also Sooty Shearwaters, Puffins, Wilson's Storm Petrels and Northern Gannets.