Hello everyone, it’s Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine back from another great day on the Bay of Fundy. This morning we had the first of our special North Atlantic Right Whale trips which took us about 37 miles from St. Andrews out into the open Bay of Fundy in search of these critically endangered whales. On our way out we did pass a few finback whales and stopped to see Mustache, a humpback whale. Our sightings of the right whales were fantastic and probably the most special part was that we had 2, if not 3 cow and calf pairs! The image below shows one of the calves bringing it’s rostrum out of the water with its mouth wide open (note the baleen plates hanging down). This calf stayed close to the surface and didn’t move far from the boat while its mother was down feeding.
On our way back to St. Andrews we got the chance to stop with 3 finback whales who were travelling side by side. I want to thank our passengers who joined us on this very special trip, everyone did great with some lumpy sea conditions! If you are interested in our next right whale trip it is on September 30th at 7:30 am (1-877-688-2600).