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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Action starting off Brier Island

My husband is one of the captains for Brier island Whale and Seabird Cruises. He went out on a whale watch on Tuesday and Sighted:
Minke Whale and Atlantic white-sided Dolphins. He also noted the high concentration of herring into huge bait balls, salps and copepods were abundant. Phalaropes and gannets were also in the area. Hopefuly they will have a good sightings this summer.

Monday May 18
Shelley Barnaby who works for Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises sightings from their first whale watch trip.
We had our first whale watch of the season and it was very productive. Our bird sightings were:

Puffins
Razorbill (1)
Common Murre (1)
Red Necked Phalaropes
Northern Gannets
Northern Fulmars
Black Legged Kittiwakes
Parasitic Jaegar (1)

Cetacean sightings:

minke whales (2)
White beaked dolphins
White sided dolphins

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