We stayed with this mom and calf pair for over an hour, we drifted over 2 miles to the northeast and they both stayed with us.....so close. The top photo here is the calf and the next 2 down are the mom. I have sent the photos to the an expert at the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station in hopes of getting an ID. Right whales are identified by their callosites, the unique roughened patches of skin on their head.
On our way back home we stopped to get a look at a basking shark, the 2nd largest fish in the world!
I really can't even put it into words what this right whale trip was like....to be so close, for so long, with a mom and her calf, to watch her nurse....it was an experience I will never, ever forget and such a privilege to spend time with an animal whose world wide numbers are less than 350. Thank You to all who joined us on this amazing experience!
Check back soon for more updates from Quoddy Link Marine.
Before I sign off for the day I want to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to Peter and Sara Morrison who were married today! Congrats you guys....Love your Quoddy Link Family!