Hello everyone, it’s Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine. First, I want to wish all Moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.

On the Mother’s Day theme, another female humpback, Loon, was reported with a calf off Cape Cod. That brings the total to 8 calves so far reported in the Gulf of Maine.

I have some good new to report. The right whale that was reported entangled on September 27, 2006, 17.5 nm southeast of Swallowtail, Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy was sighted gear-free . Disentanglement attempts occurred in the Bay of Fundy as well as off the coast of Georgia in January. The right whale was sighted on May 11, 2007 only 200 yards from shore off the east coast of Cape Cod close to Truro, MA and appears to be gear free (see image on right).

That’s all for now, thanks for checking in.