Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cork and Finbacks...a great day!

Hello everyone, it's Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine back after a great day on the water. The morning started off a very foggy but it cleared in time for some great sightings of finback whales off Campobello Island. Below is a rare photo of a finback whales fluke (the whale in the middle, there are 3 finbacks in the photo). Finback whales do not typically raise their tails when they dive like humpbacks do, actually most whales don't including the largest in the world, finbacks and blue whales. The whale in the middle here was rolling in its side, we can only guess what sort of communication was going on.
Our afternoon departure took us to a similar area, inshore, where we spent some time with finback whales.
Our evening trip was a special one. With a call from the Grand Manan ferry that they were seeing humpbacks in their track we headed offshore to see what we could find. It was a little choppy but we had eager passengers and when we arrived we found Cork, a 5 year-old female humpback that we know quite well at Quoddy. While we were waiting for Cork to resurface we saw a finback whale breach about a 1/2 mile away, not once but 4 times! Finback whales are not known to breach, just like they are not known to raise their tails. Below is a photo I captured, I know it's a little blurry but I am still happy, it's the first time I have seen a fin whale breach in my 6 years with Quoddy.

Thanks for checking in with us today, I hope tomorrow is just as good.

1 comment:

  1. monika frick11:20 pm

    Hello Danielle,
    your Blog and pic. and everything are amazing. I look at it every day!
    Thank you!

    Monika

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