Saturday, July 18, 2009

Whale Watching in the Old Sow

July 17th - Danielle's Quoddy Link blog reports a finback whale in HH Passage off Black Rock but they had limited contact due to the fog. However, another whale watching boat, Fundy Tide Runners, reported a minke whale in the Old Sow, in Western Passage between the south tip
of Deer Island. The Old Sow  is the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western hemisphere and runs hardest at 3 hours before high tide. Birds and mammals regularly shift to these areas where the upwellings bring feed to the surface.

Danielle reports: We made our way there and what a great trip it turned  out to be. There was so much life there, with many harbour porpoise and  birds feeding in the same area, it was fantastic. Quoddy Link's Blog

Photo Credit: Old Sow Publishing

1 comment:

  1. Minke whales are very common in the ferry routes between Campobello and Deer Island and Deer Island and Eastport. Porpoise are always common. Joyce