Hello everybody, it’s Danielle with Quoddy Link back from another great fall day on the water. On both our morning and afternoon departures we found ourselves in the offshore area with humpback whales (we did get a chance to spend some time with a pair of finback whales on our morning departure). This is Hobo on the left seen on the 2:00 pm departure.
This is EKG, seen on both our morning and afternoon departures. EKG was named at the 2007 Humpback Whale Naming Event because of the black marking the lower right hand side of the fluke that resembles an EKG reading.
This is Mustache, also seen on both our morning and afternoon departures. Mustache was also named at the 2007 Humpback Whale Naming Event because of the white mark on the upper right hand side of the fluke.
We also saw Cork, a 5-year old female humpback whale on both our morning and our afternoon trips. On our morning trip we could see another humpback whale blowing about 2 miles away but due to time restraints of the charter we were unable to make the run further offshore to get an ID. Below is a terminal dive from EKG, note the upturned fluke tips…a unique characteristic.
Thanks so much for checking in today. They are calling for some rain tomorrow and we are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this Sunday, it is our first scheduled trip out to see the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale! Keep checking for more updates.