Hello everyone, Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine here with a few weeks of updates! I’m so sorry the updates have not been as often here but as always please check our Facebook page for daily departure reports.
The sightings have been very consistent over the past few weeks, so when then weather allows us to venture further offshore towards the Wolves Bank that is where we have been seeing humpbacks and finbacks! We have also seen many minke whales and a few fin whales in amongst the Islands on shorter trips and windier days. We did have a special sighting of a pair of NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES on September 1st!
On the morning of September 9th we had our Annual Offshore Trip. The weather wasn’t ideal but certainly not the worst we have had. The week before was filled with high winds so there was quite a swell past Grand Manan and we had some early morning Fundy fog to deal with as well. With some patience and searching we did find a number of finback whales and minke whales on the Bank and off Long Eddy and then as the tide continued to flood we headed back towards the Wolves Bank where we found 2 humpback whales that were quickly IDed as Chevron and Cork! Cork is my all time favourite humpback and we have been spending time with her in our area since 2004.
A really cool humpback whale has shown up in our area over the past few days named Gemini! Gemini is what we refer to as an “old-timer” as he was added to the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue in 1976 when the project first began. Gemini was added as #16 and now there are well over 5000 whales in the NAHWC.
Thanks so much for checking back in with us and please don’t forget you can always check our Facebook page for daily sightings reports and images.
Danielle & the rest of the Quoddy Link Crew