|2017-03-31 For the second year in a row windy, windy weather|
|Written by Andrew Stevenson|
It's so frustrating having windy weather during the peak whale migration past Bermuda. Each day that we can't get out on the water (like today) hundreds of whales are swimming by us unnoticed and unidentified. Nevertheless we have had twenty days on the water already and have 103 fluke IDs for the season. One priority this year is obtaining aerial footage for my sequel documentary on the whales. Almost each time we are able to get the aerial footage we are getting new insights into the social behavior of the whales. The aerial footage provides so much more information that video from the boat or underwater. Some of the footage this year season is as dramatic as the footage obtained last year.
Yesterday we were on the water almost eleven hours as we circumnavigated Bermuda in an attempt to obtain more IDs and aerial footage. We found a pair of whales some miles to the south of South West Breaker that we later found in deep water some miles off St Davids nine hours later. Unfortunately no drone footage.