humpback whale watching Bay of Fundy

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  1. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    Went whale watching last Wednesday on Bay of Fundy, located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick just north of Maine. Very nice day 70F. no wind or waves water temperature 55F. The difference between high and low tide is 43 ft. The water flow in a 12 hour tide cycle is 100 billion tones of water or more than twice the flow of all rivers in the world. The tide is so high that the St John River will flow backwards on the high tide. We saw 4 different humpback wales, blue heron, minke whale, seals and porpoises.
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    Great pictures. I've often wondered why whales come out of the water like that.
     
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    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    I have heard reasons for jumping. Try to remove parasites, because it is fun, to communicate with other whales. Or nobody really knows. But it is fun to watch.
    When I came home that night found 2 sets of pink convict fry in my 55 gallons fish tank. Both parents will defend the fry, they will attack any fish no matter the size or my hand. Here are the 2 males getting ready to fight to protect young

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    That’s awesome. We went to Maui last January and went on one of the Pacific Whale Foundations tours seeing very similar humpback whales breaching. We are going there again next January and planning the same tour again
     

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