Hello everyone, it’s Danielle back from another amazing right whale cruise out into the open Bay of Fundy. What a privilege it is to see and spend time with these incredibly endangered whales, and today we had at least 2 cow and calf pairs as well 20+ individuals (counting all of the blows we saw towards the Nova Scotia shoreline)! I’ve included some of my favorite pictures below from this mornings adventure.
Here is a mom and calf surfacing together. Note the large, V-shaped blow characteristic to right whales.
Below is a mom and calf on their terminal dive. The mom’s flukes are raised out of the water but are actually touching the calf (look closely to the right).Below, a mom and calf at the surface. The calf is closer to the boat, and you can clearly see the size difference. A calf, born at 1 tonne, would now be around 8-9 months old and still nursing. Below is a mom and calf raising their tails together (mom first, the calf just barley raises his or her tail out of the water).