Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HOT in St. Andrews....COOL and amazing on the Bay of Fundy

Hello everyone, well, we had another great 2 trips today....and again I have lots of photos to share :)

Our 10am trip took us off towards East Quoddy Head Light where we found a fin whale but the tide was starting to slack so we decided to take a run offshore towards the Owen Basin and see if we could find a humpback whale (our Scout Boat was out as well to help with the search). We didn't have to look too long when we got a call from John W on the Scout Boat that he found a humpback and when we got there we quickly IDed the whale as EKG, a juvenile humpback we have been watching since 2006 (was IDed then as an unknown).

EKG was staying down for anywhere from 7-12 minutes at a time so we decided to stay for one more series....and then he did a partial breach and flipper slapped a few times. Then with not mich a tail raise he was under for another 8 mintues and then.....a tail breach! And then again with the flipper slapping, we even got a double flipper slap!!

The wind picked up in the afternoon so on our 2pm trip we stayed off Blacks Harbour with 6-8 fin whales. We got some AMAZING looks, the 40-55 foot whales were surfacing so close to the boat....it was great.

Thanks for checking in,


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