Friday, May 28, 2010

First minke whale of the season!

Hello everyone, I got some great news from Jolinne yesterday....they were out on a chartered tour and they spotted the first minke whale of the season inshore. Below is a picture that Jolinne took yesterday (this is Jolinne's 3rd season with Quoddy Link, she is seasoned naturalist with an extensive marine biology background as well as being a certified SCUBA instructor)

Sightings also include bald eagles, harbour porpoise and lots of seals (both harbour and grey). Below is another photo that Jolinne sent from the trip yesterday, one of the many reefs at low tide among the Fundy Isles that seals haul out on.

Thanks for checking in...our whale watching season does not officially begin until the 26th of June but if you are in St. Andrews and want to get out on the water in the next few weeks check out our friends at Fundy Tide Runners.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Danielle,

    Here's hoping we have another summer like last year, eh?

    Karen and I arrived on Casco Bay Island on Tuesday. There's a minke feeding just off our eastern shore, in Head Harbour Passage. We saw it after the fog lifted yesterday (Thursday), heard it all last night, and have been watching it this morning.

    He/she seems alone--but happy to be the first. I wonder if it's the same one that Jolinne saw three weeks ago?

    We'll be here all summer, so I'll keep you posted--and look forward to your posts as well.

    Mike Kaiser