Monday, May 28, 2007

More new mothers off New England

Hello there, it's Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine here to report 2 new mothers on the feeding grounds off the New England states.

Rune, seen here was first seen in 1980, is the mother of at least 7 calves, with her most recent calf this year.

This is Shark and she was reported travelling with a calf and Raccoon just east of Stellwagen bank on Saturday, May 26th.

Humpback whales are relatively easy to tell apart from one another because of the unique pigmentation on the underside of their flukes. The humpbacks we see in the Bay of Fundy are part of the Gulf of Maine population and during our whale watch season I photograph every humpback we see each and every trip we are out. This data is given to researchers at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies to help learn more about the population as a whole.

Thanks for checking in....more to come soon.

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