Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thanks for checking in and I'll keep you posted as the end of the season draws near (our last scheduled whale watch is October 11th) !
Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Here you can see the callosities (roughened patches of skin) on the head of the right whale. The callosities appear in the same place as male facial hair. You can also clearly see the highly arched jaw line.
A mom and calf right whale!
A close encounter with a basking shark, the second largest fish in the world!
Below you can see a right whale diving close to the Quoddy Link, I was on our scout boat.
Our afternoon trip was a regular whale watch. We traveled into the Grand Manan Channel and got to spend some more time with Parachute, Cork and our "unknown". The sightings were great and the weather was beautiful. We also had a minke whale right in the entrance to Head Harbour Passage. Thanks for checking in!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Unknown, first seen on September 13th
Keep checking for more updates!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Hello, it's Danielle from Quoddy Link Marine. Here are some updates for the past 3 days!
September 8th came with fog and our 10:00 am departure was cancelled. Our 2:00 pm trip took us a few miles south of Bliss Island where we found a finback whale (We watched the same whale off Nancy's Head, Campobello Island about 90 minutes later in the trip). There was still a heavy haze/fog in the offshore but with a little visibility we headed off to the Grand Manan Channel where we found Cork, a 4 year-old female humpback (seen here).
September 9th brought more fog and another am trip cancelled. Our afternoon trip the fog persisted and confined us to the inner islands where we spent our time with a minke whale. We got some great close encounters.
September 10th, the fog has lifted!! Unable to find whales in the offshore (NOT for lack of trying, we covered a lot of ground looking for finbacks and humpbacks) we continued to Head Harbour Passage where we spent some time with 2 minke whales. On our 2:00 pm trip, with the change of tide and much calmer seas than our morning trip we headed off to the Grand Manan Channel to look for humpbacks. We found Cork again, in what seems to be her preferred spot on the ebb tide. A great trip!
Below you can see 3 grey seals, a fairly common sight in the our part of the Bay of Fundy (picture taken on September 8th). The seal on the left is a female, on the right is an adult male and the seal in the middle is a young of the year, most likely born in early February. This is not a family, even though it makes a nice picture, they are just 3 seals who are hauled out on the same rock. Grey seals are much larger than the more common harbour seal (about 200 lbs) and the males can reach a weight of almost 900 lbs.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Quarternote, seen on our 10:00 am trip.
Parachute, a favorite with Quoddy Link
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Stayed tuned for some more sightings and updates!