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.
Well I (Jolinne) have some good news! Today the fog didn't roll in till after we returned from our afternoon trip. While we were out, there seems to be more and more harbour porpoises around, seal, birds and we have a new addition to the list on minkes who have been observed. Breadknife has returned! This whale has been seen feeding in our area for well over 15 years! It was great to spend some time with this whale. I want to thank all the passengers that joined us today on this cold and slightly misty afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
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Not to continue with the sad news but here is some more information on the dead humpbacks off NE coast. "Update: no confirmed cause for unusual recent live strandings on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge of two juvenile male humpbacks. Now there are five humpback mortalities in Massachusetts since early 2016, and 46 deaths from North Carolina to Maine (re-NOAA). Ten of twenty necropsied whales Of 20 whales had trauma/wounds indicating propeller strikes before dying..." www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170622/cause-of-monomoy-whale-strandings-still-unknown... See MoreSee Less