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