Hey Art and all the readers of I Love Quoddy WILD, we spent the day watching whales in and off Head Harbour Passage and what an amazing day it was! This afternoon we had at least 10 finback whales, 3 humpbacks (ID'ed as Cork, Inlet and an unknown), minke whales and 3 right whales (the rights were about 1.5 miles off the light). There were also large schools of tuna...it was awesome!
With this number of whales so close to the islands, especially the ones that raise their tails and with a long weekend coming up I am sure there is going to be a lot of boat traffic around. All we can hope is that everyone is respectful of the wildlife and takes their time (no speeding) in areas where there are whales. Please.