Hello Internet users, With the recent oil spill on Mauritius, I was angry and sad about this pollution because I
As a deckhand, I took part in the Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) mission in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the MICS (Mingan Island Cetacean Study) and MARS (Marine Animal Response Society) research teams for REFORMAR.
This fin whale is a very famous female in Eastern Canada and Quebec. Its name is "Captain Hook".
For over 15 years I have been on the water observing marine mammals. I have known incredible outings in my past and the one of Tuesday July 03, 2012 is to remember.
Ever since my return from the Dominican Republic in May 2011, I've known that my year was going to end well.
I've just finished my summer season in Canada at the beginning of October 2011, after spending 4 months on my boat and making 169 2-hour trips, for a total of 338 hours on the water.
Since my return to the water as captain, I can already tell of my magnificent observations with the whales.
I returned from the Dominican Republic to Canada in May.
After a few days in Montreal, I went straight to Quebec City. I had to complete a mandatory Level 2 training course (I had the first) entitled -Formation d'Urgence en Mer - FUM A2- in order to navigate on the water.
I'm often asked whether boats disturb whales and interfere with their behaviour?
Of course, engine noise is a serious problem, and we haven't yet invented a silent engine, so it's hard to be quiet at sea!
For those who still doubt my favorite activity, here are some pictures taken on the field...
I left Montreal (Quebec, Canada) to start the tourist season in the Canadian north with the whale watching cruises.