Andrew’s work with the North Atlantic Humpbacks

heart_149_compressedAndrew Stevenson (pictured left with Somers-4 and Elsa-9) started his research on humpbacks in 2007. His visual and acoustics data on the pelagic social behaviour of humpbacks as they migrate past Bermuda. was conducted between Feb 2007 and Feb 2010 while making the film "Where the Whales Sing". After completing the film he continued his research and wrote and illustrated "Whale Song" published in 2011..

Marine scientists know a lot about the humpbacks in their feeding and breeding grounds closer to shore, but there is little information on the humpbacks' mid-ocean migratory behaviour. As a mid-ocean platform, Bermuda provides a unique window into the lives of the humpbacks.

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Andrew filming

Through exploration of Bermuda’s waters, research, data analysis and educational outreach-our mission is to promote an understanding of humpback whales to protect cetaceans' rights as a step towards conserving our marine environment.

We conduct our research under a Protected Species Licence for Scientific Research Activities Licence no. 14-11-22-15 issued by the Government of Bermuda, Department of Conservation Services.

Our aerial photography/videography is under aerial work permission given by the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation and can be viewed on


Summary Statistics to date:

Total fluke IDs for 2016: 120+ (as of 2016-05-23--includes 25 re-sightings to previous years)

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2015: 1200+!!! (as of 2016 5 23)
Total re-sightings Bermuda to Bermuda: Total whales re-sighted 166
Longest layover in Bermuda: 11 days

Where the Whales Sing wins the "Best Emerging Underwater Filmmaker" award at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California.  - read more....

Where the Whales Sing wins the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Charman Prize for 2011- read more...

Aerial view of eight humpbacks including mother and calf on Challenger Bank Print E-mail



click here for aerial views of eight whales on Challenger Bank, Bermuda


These aerial views of the humpbacks combined with fluke IDs and our database of 1,300 fluke IDs here in Bermuda are opening up new dimensions of information on the pelagic social behavior of the North Atlantic humpback whales.

Some of the still frames from video footage below:

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The Book


Exhibition Photographs

The whales sing, not because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.

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Fast Fact

Humpback whale annual migrations of up to 25,000 kilometres (16,000 statute miles) are typical, making it one of the farthest-travelling of any mammalian species.

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