Friday, August 12, 2011

Sperm Whales back in Bay of Fundy

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Sperm whale and Bottlenose whaleImage via Wikipedia
The New England Aquarium right whale research vessel heard sperm whales in the Grand Manan Basin August 4 on a hydrophone and confirmed their presence today with one sighted. They also saw 2 sei whales and about 25 right whales today on their surveys.

We had 3 humpbacks near the Wolves and two fin whales off the northern end of Grand Manan as well as about six or more minke whales, many harbour porpoises, and four basking sharks. We also had two sunfish last Friday. 

Laurie Murison, Grand Manan, NB

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