Hello everyone, I am so sorry for not posting more here…we have been SO busy but I am here for a quick update. I do want to mention that I always do daily posts on our facebook page as well.
So for the past week we have been having some great sightings of both finback and minke whales. The majority of our fin whale sightings have been offshore on the Wolves Bank while our minke whale sightings have been amongst the Islands. We have been running offshore to search for fin whales whenever the weather has allowed.
On September 3rd we had one of the best porpoise sightings I have had in 14 years. We also had a HUGE lions mane jellyfish in the Happy Hunting Ground.
On September 4th we had an incredibly special sighting of a North Atlantic right whale just off Greens Point Light. This is not a typical area where we would see rights and with only 520 individuals left every sighting is special. We only saw the whale once but I did manage to get a photo of the tail and the New England Aquarium right whale research team is hoping to get a match from the scarring on the peduncle. I will keep you posted if I hear about a match.
On September 7th we had a sighting of a harbour seal I have been looking for all season. This young seal was bitten by a white shark in 2013 but survived and I photographed the harbour seal last year and now again this season!! Was so happy to see him today on the ledges off Casco Bay Island.
Sorry again for the lack of posts this week, hopefully I can get back on track now,
THANK YOU for checking in,