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.
August 17, 2017 We were quite surprised that we were able to make our way to the Banks today... the forecast didn't sounds so good for today. Thankfully for once they were wrong in our favour.
The morning departure, we didn't fully make our way to the Bank because we found 2 fin whales and a humpback. So we stopped and turned around. The fin whales were never seen again, so we spent the morning with Puppet. This whale did some short dives and never moved from from the boat. At then end we were able to watch Puppet play around with some rockweed!
The afternoon departure we went straight off to the Banks. There were 3-5 fin whales traveling around. We also spent time with 3 humpbacks; Puppet and Tusk was still traveling with Partition.
The evening the made their way to Southern Wolf and spent time with 2 humpbacks. They also had a fin whale in the distance.