Hello all, the minke whale sightings have become more consistent the past few days. We have done a few searches of the offshore areas on good weather days but no signs of finbacks yet. I keep in touch daily with our friends on Grand Manan at Whales n Sails to know what their sightings have been like and if there is any word of larger whales in our area.
Here are a few photos of the minkes we saw on July 13
We also had our first basking shark sighting of the 2015 season on July 13th! Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the world and the most common shark we see in Fundy (not necessarily the most numerous but they are seen the most often because of their surface behaviour).
There have been some larger groups of grey seals around, especially at Black Ledge…and if you have been following the blog over the years you may know that I have a huge affection for all phocids but an extra special love of greys.
Thanks so much for checking in today,