I have been working for Quoddy Link Marine since 2002. I graduated from the University of Guelph with an honors BSc. in Marine Biology. I'm in charge of photographing, identifying and recording the whales that we see and sharing that information with Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, MA and the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station on Grand Manan, NB. It's a privilege to have the opportunity to spend the amount of time I do on the water with the whales, they are absolutely amazing creatures.
SIGHTINGS UPDATE July 17, 2018 10am: Cancelled due to weather/fog
1:30pm: This afternoon we decided to give it a go despite the thick fog. With a stronger SW wind forecasted there is always clearing in Head Harbour Passage, but in the case of today the strong SW winds stayed offshore and there was almost no wind inshore and therefore the fog never lifted. We were able to spend time with harbour and grey seals, we visited the nesting colony on Whitehorse and we saw lots of harbour porpoise (including a sweet cow/calf pair). With the help of John on the Fundy Odyssey we did find a large finback and we also found a minke whale but we were just not able to get great looks at either. So we offered our passengers a gift certificate for a free trip and we do hope that most will be able to come back out with us again soon.
5pm: Cancelled due to weather/fog
We hope the folks that joined us this afternoon still had a good time on Fundy and hopefully we will see some of you again, Cheers, Danielle ... See MoreSee Less
A weekend rescue was bittersweet for the Campobello Whale Rescue Team as it celebrated its first rescue in a year. It came almost one year to the day after its co-founder Joe Howlett died during a res...
SIGHTINGS UPDATE July 16, 2018 10am: This morning started with Fundy Fog! We made our way out of Passamaquoddy and stopped with seals and quickly picked up a minke whale in a large hole in the fog off Greens Point. We got some great looks before we continued offshore to search. When it's foggy and no wind we will shut the engine down and listen for the whales, the exhale or blow can be heard over a mile away, and then readjust until we locate them. That is what we had to do this morning but it took some time and patience. But it really payed off, we found a pair of fin whales charging around and got some really incredible looks at both of the large whales before we made a B-line back to St. Andrews.
1:30pm: This afternoon we still had some Fundy Fog to deal with but we decided to make our way back towards South Wolf where we were this morning and on our way out we picked up a finback travelling at a good speed. We got some great looks before he took us right into some thick fog so we made our way back inshore but on our way we stopped with a large group of feeding shearwaters and northern gannets!!. We stopped first at Whitehorse Island to check out the nesting gulls and while we were visiting the birds we picked up a second finback whale. We got some looks at the second fin and got word that there was a minke close by and we tried to get some looks but the minke just wasn't in the mood. On our way back towards St. Andrews we stopped with harbour and grey seals at Black Ledge.
5pm (THANK YOU to Rika for the update): This evening's trip started with a stop at Black Ledge with harbour and grey seals. We then moved off towards Whitehorse Island where we saw a bald eagle being chased by some gulls off Whitehorse. We hung around for a bit hoping to catch up with a fin whale in the area. We did see several surface dives before boat traffic increased so we went to check out the nests on Whitehorse Island. After several great looks at the various gulls on the island, the fin whale was back and there were fewer boats around, so we went over to have some more looks. Eventually it started taking longer dives so we moved off to East Quoddy Lighthouse. It seemed pretty quiet in Head Harbour passage and we decided to move back towards St Andrews slowly. We spent some time talking about herring weirs and then spotted a minke whale off Hospital Island. We went between Spruce and Sandy islands to the ledges and found a minke whale. The minke was doing very short dives and roughly 5 surface dives before going deeper down and stayed pretty well in the same area and we were able to get several really great looks. On the way home, we spotted another eagle before returning our passengers to St Andrews.
Thanks to everyone for joining us on the catamaran today, Cheers, Danielle ... See MoreSee Less