Hello there, it’s Danielle with Quoddy Link Marine back from another amazing October day on the Bay of Fundy. With great weather again today we made our way directly offshore in search of humpback whales in the same area where we were yesterday. We found 5 individuals, 4 of which I got tail shots of to ID (we had Spinnaker, EKG, the December entanglement whale, as well as the unknown with the hooked dorsal). We had a very close look at EKG, the photo on the left shows “his” double blowhole and the tubercles (the bumps on the rostrum, each one has a thick hair growing out of it which serves a sensory function). On our way back to St. Andrews we stopped with 3 finback whales and a minke whale! The 2 photos below are Spinnaker (top) and the unknown whale with a hooked dorsal fin (below).
I also wanted to include this photo of EKG and Spinnaker travelling together. Baleen whales do not live in family groups but they can be social animals and form unstable groups which can last for a few minutes or even a few days.