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Month: August 2016

Breaching minke whale – August 22/16

Hello everyone, I shared a video but I also wanted to share some images from our experience on our evening departure on August 22.  This minke whale breached more than 50 times off Head Harbour, Campobello Island!  Thank You to the passengers who joined us and thank you to Captain Mat for extending our trip!!!

Breaching minke whale!

Good evening everyone, thanks so much for checking in with us at Quoddy Link Marine!

Sorry for not posting daily here but I always post daily sighting updates and photos on our Facebook page.

We have been seeing both minke and fin whales on our departures, seeing both species on most departures.  On August 14th on our afternoon departure our passengers were treated to a breaching minke whale, not a common sight to see!!

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breached so close to the boat I didn’t have time to zoom out. This image is not cropped

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breaching minke

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breaching minke

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breaching minke

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minke whale who was doing all of the breaching

The bird life, seals and porpoise continue to be great!

Thanks so much for checking in,

Cheers,
Danielle

 

Fins and minkes for the second week of August – August 9/16

Good evening everyone, Danielle with Quoddy Link here!!

Our fin whale sightings have continued and for the past few days we have had success finding the fin whales on both the flood and ebb tides.

The activity in Head Harbour Passage continues with many minke whales and lots of harbour porpoise feeding in the area.

The seals are still great and the bald eagle sightings were incredible today on Nubble Island.

Here are some images from the past few days…

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Father and chick razorbill pair

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Fin whale

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Watching a fin whale from the lower deck of the Quoddy

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Fin whale blow

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Female grey seal

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Fin whale and fluke prints

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Fin whale and the Grand Manan Ferry

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Fin whale blow

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Fin whale surfacing

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Fin whale

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Fin whale in Back Bay

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harbour seal

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Head Harbour Light – filter added

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Finback whale

Thank You to everyone who has chosen to join us aboard the Quoddy Link!!

Cheers,

Danielle

The minke and fin whale sightings continue – July 25-August 5

Good evening everyone, our trips continue to be fantastic with both minke whale and finback whale sightings (species will vary with each departure).  The feeding groups of porpoise and seabirds are getting larger off the entrance to Head Harbour Passage and the seals are as popular as ever on every trip!

Here are some images from the past week and for more images please check out our Facebook page

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surfacing minke whale

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Bald Eagle

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Fin whale surfacing

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Harbour porpoise!! Check out the eye and the mouth

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minke whale, Breadknife

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male and female grey seals

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minke whale

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Photographing breadknife from the the lower deck of the Quoddy Link (I did get the passenger in the image on purpose)

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minke

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surface wave from a minke whale

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harbour and grey seals

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male and female grey seal

Thanks for checking in, and don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page for daily updates and photos!  I will try and post here as often as I can!!

Cheers,

Danielle