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Month: October 2016

We don’t want the 2016 to end!! – October 11, 2016

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Hello all, Danielle here with Quoddy Link Marine!  WOW, this season continues to blow us away with incredible encounters with whales.  We are still seeing minke and/or finbacks on every trip and when we can get offshore we are still seeing one of the 2 young humpbacks in the area and we have even still had a few trips with lots of right whales!!

On October 7th we had an incredible encounter with the 2015 calf a Spoon, a young make humpback who has shown to be very curious of boats.  Check out the video!!

Also on October 7th we had the opportunity to see a 60 foot finback breach 4 times in Head Harbour Passage (this whale would weigh approximately 100 000 lbs). It was incredible and it is incredibly rare to see a finback breach, so happy we were able to capture it on video!

On Sunday, September 9th we had an amazing afternoon with north Atlantic right whales, with at least 10 individuals in the area.

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Thank You for checking in!  We have daily departures scheduled until the 26th of October but times vary and every trip is weather dependent as well we need a minimum number of passengers.  Please call the office for information and reservations, 1-877-688-2600.

Cheers,

Danielle

2016 continues to be FINtastic!! – October 3, 2016

Hello everyone, Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine here!!  Again, sorry for not keeping this page more updated but as always please visit out Facebook page for daily updates!

This season has continued to be incredible, with whales sighted on each departure.  In the past 2 weeks we have been seeing finbacks and minkes on almost every departure and some departures with humpbacks and we are still seeing a few north Atlantic right whales but it seems like the copepod concentrations have diminished because when we see rights they are doing very long dives (15-39 minutes) and making big moves (more than 1 mile) making them impossible to safely watch.

Here is a fin whale video from September 25

On September 30th we had an emotional encounter with a young humpback.  The yearling was trapped in a herring weir for three days and that morning, after the fisherman lowered the top twine and whale rescue was able to lead the whale out, he spent over an hour breaching and flipper slapping.  I do my best not to put human emotions on wildlife but I don’t know what to say….this young whale just seemed to be celebrating, he seemed so happy to be free.

We have trips scheduled until the 26th of October but the times do vary so please call the office at 1-877-688-2600 for information and reservations!

Cheers,

Danielle