amazing arial footage of a lunge feeding fin whale. You can see the asymmetrical colouring of the lower jaw and see how the whale turns and puts that right side down, possibly using the counter shading to camaflauge from prey. ... See MoreSee Less
Un petit teaser en attendant le bilan de saison sur les rorquals communs! Voici une vidéo aérienne prise par drone d'un rorqual commun se nourrisant en surface et effectuant un virage sec en engouff...
TBT...The 2009 calf of Baldy, Eg 3930 off East Quoddy Head Light on the northern end of Campobello Island, NB. This young North Atlantic right whale is only about 8 months old here and has already been entangled, you can see scars on the caudal peduncle. ... See MoreSee Less
The 2009 calf of Baldy off East Quoddy Head Light. This young whale is only about 8 months old here and has already been entangled, you can see scars on the caudal peduncle.
Happy HUMP(back) Day!! This week we learn one way humpbacks are able to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations Thanks again to WDC for our weekly lessons! ... See MoreSee Less
It's Hump(back) Day!
Humpback whales are able to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, as well as very cold temperatures.
The current coastal ocean temperatures off Boston, MA average about 36...
TBT This is Breadknife from 2004. Notice the 2 district notches on the trailing edge of the dorsal....we have MANY minkes with 2 notches though, so we always have to look very closely for ID. We still see Breadknife every season and is a personal favourite of mine. I will post a pic in the comments from this year (and previous years as well) ... See MoreSee Less
Fascinating! Watch this leatherback feed on jellies (and while you are watching think about how much the jellies look like plastic bags!! Please, bring reusable bags, stop using single use plastic, it can and will make a huge difference) We saw a leatherback a few years ago on one of our whale watches, a highlight for me, such an amazing encounter!! Leatherbacks play such an important role in the ecosystem helping to keep the jellyfish population under control! ... See MoreSee Less
One of our Cape Cod #leatherbacks in September 2016 ingested 123 jellies, took 133 breaths and beat its flippers 1405 times in just two hours...busy #turtle Kara Dwyer Dodge Woods Hole Oceanographic I...