Hello everyone, it’s Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine back from a very choppy afternoon on the Bay of Fundy (I didn’t even take any photographs today because I was trying to set a good example and hold on at ALL times!). With about 20 knots of Sou’west and on the ebb tide we knew it would be choppy in the Grand Manan Channel but we decided to give it a go anyways. With reports of minke whales in the calm shelter of the islands we still decided to head off and see if we could find humpback and finback whales and if we were not successful we would make our way back inshore and join the others. With some keen eyes and patience we found Cork, a 5 year-old female humpback whale and a fin whale on the edge of the Owen Basin. Cork was amazing, staying at the surface for about 7-10 minutes each time and even surprised us with a dramatic tail thrash quite close to the boat. She was easy to follow between each breath because we could see her long white pectoral flippers under the surface of the water (they glow neon green because of the algae). After some time with Cork we made our way back to calmer waters and found 2 minke whales and we able to watch….and smell them for about 10 minutes.
They are calling for some calmer seas tomorrow! Check back for more updates from Quoddy Link Marine.