Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Perfect way to say GoodBye

Hello everyone, the weather co-operated today and we were able to get back out on the water with a small cruise ship group who were down from Saint John.  We took them straight off towards South Wolf where we found a fin whale and 3 humpbacks; Cork, Ibex and Wheat.  Just as we were about to leave Cork popped up beside the boat and we had an amazing close encounter with her, she checked us out and circled the boat before moving on her way, I simply ADORE that whale!

The large fin whale we saw with the humpbacks

Wheat, born in 2007 to Sickle

Ibex, born in 1988 to Petrel

And Cork, born in 2002 to Mica, I have seen her every season since 2004 and have I mentioned I adore her.

Thanks for staying in touch this season, I will try and put together an "End of Season" post soon.

Take Care everyone, stay in touch!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

The final whale watch of the 2011 season...and it was AMAZING!

Hello all, well, this is always such a hard time for me, our 2011 season has come to a close but at least the final whale watches were incredible!

Today we spent time with 6 humpbacks past the Wolves, there were others in the area we could see at a distance so there were probably 10 or so in total but I was able to ID 6 individuals.  Here is who we saw today

2009 calf of Siphon, a young female

2008 calf of Tether

2008 calf of Peedee


Wheat, the 2007 calf of Sickle

and an Unknown we also saw on October 7, 8 & 10

We also had a large finback with the humpbacks and we passed a large fin whale off Bliss on our way out.

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on our final whale watch of the 2011 season as well as everyone who joined us through out the summer and fall!

We have a charter on Tuesday so hopefully the weather will co-operate and I can bring you some more sightings!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Humpbacks at the end of October!

Hey everyone, today was our second to last whale watch of the 2011 season and we had a fantastic afternoon on the Bay of Fundy.  We got close looks at 3 humpbacks to be able to get an ID but there were more blows to be seen further to the East.  We also saw 5 breaches...all at a distance....but if you were looking in the right direction you would have been able to see the entire body of a humpback completely out of the water!

The 3 humpbacks we got IDs on today were the 2009 calf of Siphon, the 2008 calf of Tether and Darjeeling, Darjeeling is new to us at Quoddy Link and I am trying to find out some more info on this whale.

UPDATE:  Darjeeling is the 2001 calf of Scylla and this is the first season this 10 year old has been recorded in the Bay of Fundy.  



2009 calf of Siphon

Thanks for checking in today....if you are around come and join us tomorrow for our final whale watch of 2011 season, the weather is suppose to be great!!