Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Birds, Whales and Fog...

Hello everyone, it's Danielle with Quoddy Link writing to you on my day off. The past few days we have seen more fog but with some localized clearing and patience and persistence we have found whales on all of our departures. Yesterday we had a bit more visibility and we able to find finback whales on all 3 trips. Below is a photo of one of the 3 finback whales we saw yesterday.
The bird life has really picked up over the last week. We have seen more Bonaparte's gulls, kittiwakes, gannets and we are also starting to see large groups of young red-necked phalaropes.

On Sunday we saw some of the largest numbers of grey seals hauled out on Casco Bay Island of the summer. I counted more than 40 grey seals, below is one of the photos I took....the seal in the middle looks quite relaxed!

Thanks for checking in and keep checking back for more sightings with Quoddy! Don't forget to make a reservation if you want to join us for our first North Atlantic right whale cruise of 2008 on August 30th! Call our office at 1-877-688-2600 for info and reservations.

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