Monday, July 4, 2011

No Right Whale Sightings in the Bay of Fundy Yet

We are patiently waiting for the first right whale sighting of the season in the Bay of Fundy.  There were 22 right whale calves born so we expect to see some of those in the Bay with their mothers.  So far, however,  none have been reported, although there are many other whale species - fin, humpback and minke whales.  Also Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises. And, unfortunately, also a dead Atlantic white-sided dolphin and a pilot whale.

Atlantic white-sided dolphin porpoising in front of fin whales.

Most of the aerial surveys in the Gulf of Maine still had many right whale sightings and the auto-detection buoy system is picking up right whale calls at one of the buoys along the shipping lanes into the port of Boston,

For more on listening to whale calls, read the article on the Woods Hole website:

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