Hello everyone, it's Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine with a few days of updates. The past few days have been sunny....2 days of sun in a row, we were all pretty shocked here in St. Andrews. We have been seeing minke and finback whales on our departures. Our finbacks have spread our and are note feeding as consistently as they were a few weeks ago but we are certainly happy when we see them. Today our Scout Boat was out and about to see what he could find offshore, he didn't see many whales offshore and he covered close to 100 kms! We are just coming off some big tides with a full moon so hopefully things will calm down a little....in the past we have noticed that the whales have been a little more difficult to watch on our larger tides. I do want to say that the minke whales have been great and so easy to watch yesterday and today, something minkes are not always known for.
I have been in touch with Jooke Robbins from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies about the humpback whale we saw last week and the identity is still uncertain. "He" was seen earlier this season in the southern Gulf of Maine and there has been no match yet in the catalogue. I will keep you posted if I hear anymore but as of now he is an "unknown".
I do want to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jill and Brent Anderson who were married on Friday, August 15th! Your Quoddy Link family loves you both and hopes your future is filled with lots of laughs and is a whale of an adventure (wow that was cheesy but I had to do it!).