Thursday, August 29, 2013


Hello everyone, I have some very exciting news to share.  On all three trips yesterday we had the opportunity and privilege to spend time with North Atlantic right whale 3513 and her 2013 calf!  3513 is an eight year old female and this is her first calf.

Here are photos from the trips

The NEAq right whale research team out of Lubec


NEAq right whale research team and 3513 and calf


3513 and calf

3513 and calf

3513 and calf

calf of 3513

calf of 3513 stretching


The North Atlantic right whale is critically endangered with an estimated world wide population of around 500 individuals.  There were 20 calves born into the population this past winter so to get the chance to spend time with a mom and calf right whale pair is pretty darn special.

I do want to mention that all of the photos have been cropped and edited.  The pair was traveling between American and Canadian waters and the regulations regarding right whales is very different in the 2 counties.  We always made sure we were being respectful of the mother and young calf and whale watching with a strong code of ethics.  Yesterday, as everyday, I am very proud to work for Quoddy Link and so very happy to have the captains we have!

Thanks to everyone who joined us on these special trips.


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