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.

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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.

2 comments:

Michelle Anne Custodio said...

Whale watching is always a lot of fun. Your photos in here looks great. You can try whale watching argyll. You will definitely have a good time.

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