A great start to the season!

We were out for the first trips of the season on May 28th.  Both trips turned out to be very successful with the sightings of 3 sperm whales, 12 harp seals, nesting bald eagles, puffins, gannets and murres.

It was a real treat to see the sperm whales again!  We could hear them on the hydrophone all last season but never got the chance to see them.  We were able to photograph two of the three whales.  The first is a whale that we last saw in 2010, Nelson, off of New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay.  Looking closely at the pictures in our catalogue, it is plain to see that this whale has been entangled in something since we last saw him.

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Nelson May 28, 2013

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Nelson Summer 2010

The second whale that was photographed is a new whale to us.  It has a very distinct shape to its tail fluke.  We haven’t named him yet.  The third whale, for now, remains a mystery.

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Our new sperm whale.

 

2012 Sightings

September 17, 2012

Had a great day today with 400-500 white sided dolphins and 2 BIG fin whales!!

September 12, 2012
A super trip with a superpod!  2500-3000 white sided dolphins, arctic terns and gannets.

September 10, 2012
We saw 2 fin whales and 200-300 white sided dolphins, bald eagles and puffins.

September 9, 2012

Amazing trip this morning with a fin whale and 1500-2000 white sided dolphins! SWEET!

September 8, 2012

Sweet trip today with 2 humpbacks, puffins, bald eagles, and parasitic jaegers.

September 5, 2012

Another beautiful Bonavista Bay day! With 4 fin whales, 1 humpback whale and 300-500 white sided dolphins!!

September 3, 2012
Amazing trips today with 3 humpback whales, 2 fin whales, 1 minke whale, and 300-500 white sided dolphins!!

September 2, 2012
Two BIG fin whales in Bonavista Bay today! Finally! We were beginning to wonder what happened to these guys!

August 29, 2012
Had two minke whales, bald eagles and arctic terns on our trip today.

August 28, 2012

A gorgeous day on Bonavista Bay with three lunge feeding minke whales and bald eagles.

August 27, 2012
SUPER POD!  Of Atlantic white sided dolphins today at least 500!  A mom and calf minke whale lunge feeding AND bald eagles.  Gotta love it!

August 26, 2012
Had a lunge feeding minke whale today along with arctic terns and bald eagles.

August 21, 2012

Nice calm day in Trinity Bay today with 30-50 harbour porpoises, 10-15 white sided dolphins, blue fin tuna, ocean sunfish, puffins, gannets, guillemonts, and bald eagles.

August 19, 2012
Beautiful day on Bonavsita Bay!! 20-30 white sided dolphins, 1 humpback whale and 1 minke whale with gannets, puffins, guillemonts and bald eagles too!

August 16, 2012
This is the time of year when we start to see different behaviour and different species moving in.  Had 3 humpbacks, 2 minkes (1 doing some extreme lunge feeding) and a school of blue fin tuna!  Very cool!

August 15. 2012
4 minke whales today with guillemonts, puffins, gannets, bald eagles and 3 species of shearwaters.

August 14, 2012
Beautiful calm day in Trinity Bay.  Had 1 humpback whale, 4 minke whales, puffins, gannets, eagles, kittiwakes and shearwaters.

August 10, 2012
Great trips today with 2 humpbacks and 5 minkes. Had spinning breaches from the humpbacks!! Also saw, puffins, gannets, guillemonts, three species of shearwaters and juvenile bald eagles.

August 9, 2012
Wow! Awesome trips today with at least 12 humpback whales, 2 mother calf pairs and several feeding groups together.  Some were migrating, some logging, some lunge feeding, had a breach and a couple of times when it was obvious that they were watching us.  Also saw 20-30 harbour porpoises, tonnes of shearwaters, puffins, kittiwakes, guillemonts and gannets.

August 8, 2012

An amazing trip with a little shower and a breach. Had 5 humpbacks, 2 minkes, manx, greater and sooty shearwaters, puffins, gannets, guillemonts, and bald eagles.

August 6, 2012

Another big group of humpbacks is moving in! 16 humpbacks today along with 4 minke whales, bald eagles, gannets, puffins, and guillemonts.

August 5, 2012
Great trips today with 4 active humpabcks, 4 minkes, gannets, eagles, puffins and guillemonts.

August 4, 2012
Super hot today in Trinity Bay!  Had 4 active humpbacks, 2 minke whales, tonnes of bald eagles, puffins, gannets, and guillemonts.

August 3, 2012
Sweet trips today with 6 active humpbacks including spy hopping, flipper slapping, and breaching.  Also saw 2 minke whales, bald eagles, puffins, gannets and guillemonts.

August 2, 2012
Beautiful trips today with 7 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, puffins, gannets, guillemonts, and bald eagles.

August 1, 2012
Got up close and personal with 2 curious humpbacks today!  Had one roll over right by the boat and get a good luck at us and lots and lots of spy hopping.  Saw 7 humpbacks today, 2 minke whales, 20-30 harbour porpoises, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemonts.

July 31, 2012
Saw 15 humpbacks today!  Lots of activity even had a couple of double breaches!

July 30, 2012
6 humpbacks today including two mother calf pairs.  LOTS of action from one of the calves!!!

July 29, 2012
A beauty of a day out here.  The final count for the day is 7 humpback whales, 1 minke whale, puffins, kittiwakes and guillemonts.  Even has some breaching this afternoon!

July 28, 2012

16 humpbacks today with tonnes of activity! Flipper slapping, spy hopping, tail lobbing, breaching, the works!

July 27, 2012
5 humpbacks today!  Had a mother calf pair, a single and then spent some quality time with 2 who were spy hopping, tail lobbing, flipper slapping and breaching!  NICE!!!

July 25, 2012
The crazy whale action continues! Had 14 humpbacks today, 30 white beaked dolphins, 2 minke whales, gannets, guillemonts, puffins and bald eagles.

July 24, 2012
The bay is full of humpbacks!  14 today feeding and checking us out…we even had a tail breach.  Also saw 2 minkes, bald eagles, gannets, and guillemonts.

July 23, 2012

Wow! What a day! Started off with humpbacks feeding INSIDE the harbour!!! Today’s count so far is 8 humpbacks, 2 minkes, guillemonts, gannets, bald eagles and puffins!

July 22, 2012
Another beautiful summer day!  Hung out with 3 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, 1 fin whale, bald eagles, gannets, puffins and guillemonts.

July 21, 2012
A flat calm day in Trinity Bay.  Saw 4 humpbacks, 1 fin whale, 2 minke whales, bald eagles, gannets, puffins, and guillemonts.

July 20, 2012
2 lunge feeding humpbacks, 2 minke whales, bald eagles, gannets, guillemonts and puffins!

July 17, 2012
3 breaching beauties in Bonavista Bay today!  3 humpbacks, 2 minke whales, 12 harbour porpoises, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, and guillemonts.

July 16, 2012
2 humpbacks today in Trinity Bay along with bald eagles, gannets, puffins and guillemonts.

July 15, 2012
Beautiful flat calm bay today with 3 humpbacks, 2 minkes, 1 fin whale, 60-80 harbour seals, bald eagles, gannets, guillemonts, and puffins.

July 14, 2012
Really loving this summery weather!  5 humpbacks, 2 minkes, sooty shearwaters, manx shearwaters, puffins, gannets, and guillemonts.

July 13, 2012
Beautiful day on the water with 12 humpbacks, gannets, puffins, manx and sooty shearwaters.

July 12, 2012
2 fin whales, 2 minke whales, puffins, gannets, guillemonts, and a tonne of eagles!!

July 11, 2012
Another super hot day today!! 6 harbour porpoises, 2 minke whales, 5 fin whales, eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemonts and murres.

July 9, 2012
Hot and sunny today on Bonavista Bay.  We saw 1 minke whale, 12 white beaked dolphins, 6 harbour porpoises, bald eagles and guillemonts.

July 8, 2012
Beautiful trips today with a humpback, 2 minkes, 6 white beaked dolphins, 3 bald eagles, puffins, and guillemonts.

July 7, 2012
Watched the launch of a beautiful schooner today!  Congratulations Henry!

July 6, 2012
Flat calm and sunny in Bonavista Bay today.  We saw 3 fin whales, 4 minke whales, 20 white beaked dolphins, 30 harbour porpoises, 2 harbour seals, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemonts and arctic terns and an iceberg.

July 5, 2012
Another hot and sunny day in Bonavista Bay! Had 2 minke whales, 6 harbour porpoises, a harbour seal, bald eagles, puffins, and an iceberg!

July 4, 2012
Today we had 2 fin whales, 2 minke whales, bald eagles, puffins gannets, murres and guillemonts.  Heading to Bonavista Bay tomorrow.

July 3, 2012
Had a great day with four well fed humpbacks, the capelin have arrived.  Very interactive humpbacks (2 moms with calves) logging behaviour, spy hopping, and tail lobbing.  2 lunge feeding minkes, so cool and bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemonts.

July 2, 2012
Two trips today, one in each bay.  We saw 3 humpbacks, 1 minke whale, harbour porpoises, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, murres and an iceberg.

July 1, 2012
Happy Canada Day!  And what a gorgeous day it is!  Today we saw an iceberg, puffins, bald eagles, gannets and murres.

June 29, 2012
Spent some time today with a magnificent minke, an iceberg, bald eagles, gannets and puffins.

June 27, 2012

Had a beautiful Bonavista Bay trip with a fin whale, an iceberg, puffins, gannets and bald eagles.

June 26, 2012
Had a great day with a minke whale, 6 harbour porpoises, 30-40 harbour seals, puffins, gannets and an iceberg.

June 25, 2012

A great day with great people! Saw an iceberg, a minke whale, 30-40 white beaked dolphins, 60-80 harbour seals, bald eagles, puffins, and black guillemonts.

June 24, 2012
Another hot sunny day!  Today we saw 1 minke whale, 60-80 harbour seals, 30-40 white beaked dolphins, bald eagles, puffins and an iceberg.

June 23, 2012

Another beautiful day with 1 humpback, 6 white sided dolphins, 60-80 harbour seals, puffins, gannets.

June 20, 2012
Another beautiful day in Bonavista Bay!  Harbour porpoises, 3 fin whales, an iceberg, murres, and gannets.

June 19, 2012
Out in Bonavista Bay with three fin whales, two icebergs and murres!

June 17, 2012
Beautiful day on the water! BIG iceberg, eagles, puffins, and murres.

June 13, 2012
What a gorgeous day out there today!  Saw harbour porpoises, harbour seals, bald eagles, puffins, gannets and m