RIGHT GOOD…RIGHT AMAZING!!! This morning we had the privilege to spend time with 2 endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Grand Manan channel. Our morning started with Slice, a very familiar minke whale off Whitehorse Island but thanks to a text from a good friend (who saw a right whale breach along the Campobello shoreline from the Grand Manan ferry!) we decided to go searching. Nick spotted a blow about 4 miles across the channel towards Grand Manan so we went looking and were we ever happy we did!! To spend time with these 2 whales was incredible and if you take the time to look at the photos notice the unique features of right whales including the spatula shaped flippers and the v-shaped blow. Also notice that one of the whales has a lot of scarring oll over the body…it is estimated that ~85% of all NA rights have scars from entanglement in fishing gear and/or ship strikes. I am hoping to get an ID on these whales from the NEAq right whale research team ASAP and I will be sure to post that info here. This afternoon we did head out to see if we could locate them again but didn’t have any luck but we did find 2 minke whales in the tide rip off Long Eddy.
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us today aboard the Quoddy Link!!
NOTE: all photos were taken in Canadian waters and have also been cropped
My Husband and I were lucky enough to be on this Whale Watch Boat, what an amazing day we had. It was the highlight of our trip to Boston and Canada and New England Cruise.
Thank you so much for the possibly once in a lifetime experience.
Well worth the trip from England.
The whole trip including the hot chocolate and cookies to the hands on marine life talk.
What fantastic photos too.
Thank You so much for your kind words. I am so happy to hear that you had a great time on the boat and it was an incredible trip. I just posted an update on the sighting as well as a video! I was able to get the 2 whales IDed so you will have to check out the update here
Thank you again, for me, this was the trip of the season!!
Cheers, your emotional whale watch naturalist,