Monday, May 21, 2007

3 new mothers in the Gulf of Maine

Hello everyone, it's Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine. I've mentioned in earlier posts that even though it's too early for whales in the Bay of Fundy, humpbacks and finbacks are arriving daily in other parts of the Gulf of Maine from their wintering grounds. Three new humpback mothers have been reported in the Stellwagen Bank area. These whales include:

Nile (image by PCCS), born in 1987 has now had 3 known calves; Amazon (1998), Aswan (2000) and her new 2007 calf.

Pepper (image by PCCS), first sighted in 1976 and is part of the original Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue. Pepper now has 7 known calves but no known grandcalves; Aurora (1982), Siete (1986), Tadpole (1989), Paprika (1992), Zenith (1996), Bishop (1998), Habenero (1997) and her new 2007 calf.

Perseid (image by PCCS). This is her first known calf.

Thanks for reading and keep checking back for more whale news.

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