|Relieved this isn't the only photo we have for this post... Photo: Philip Hamilton|
Fortunately, something much more exciting would happen. After hours of a back and forth battle with fog and even rain, we finally found two right whales together- the first right whales that our team has seen in the Bay of Fundy!
|Catalog #2615, "Reef." Photo: Philip Hamilton|
The whales were not easy to work, and the higher sea state did not help, but we obtained the photos we needed to identify the individuals! Catalog #2615 is a male named "Reef," born in 1996. Catalog #3651 is also a male, born in 2006.
|Catalog #3651 at the surface, with #2615's fluke poking out of the water. Photo: Philip Hamilton|
The rest of the survey didn't turn up any other right whales, but we were happy to have seen two of them- much, much better than a seagull!
|Catalog #2615 goes down on a dive. Photo: Samantha Emmert|