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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:57 am 
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Thats cause there are no fish left in Newfoundland,the seals are all ...migrating here.
Strange too,the fish are disappearing here now.
I wonder why?? :roll:
Gonna say my island's population has almost doubled this year.

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people say its the capelin decline... at least thats what the fishermen, locals and scientists say in NL and it makes a lot of sense to me after listening to their arguments... not gonna solve the cod issues, whale populations, seal issues, future bird issues and all the other marine life issues around NL and probably down to your area too til they solve the capelin issues and stop the commercial fshery for them as it stands now. At least stop the international fishery with huge factory ships for them in Canadian waters.

Easy to get people to save whales and seals with big cute eyes.. not so easy to get people interested in a small little 15cm fish but that's what its gonna take....

"SAVE THE CAPELIN" :shock:

Need to come up with a T-Shirt that on the back has a pic of a Whale, Cod and Seal and have the phrase "Save the Whales, Cod & Seals?"

Then on the front have a saying that says "Think Small" with a pic of a Capelin. :D

or something like that...

errrr.. here I go again... need to stop ranting :evil:


Oh.. heading back to NL tomorrow for 3 more days.. got an email today that said "THE WHALES HAVE ARRIVED" this morning one of the local charters took out a load of ppl and spent most of their time in the middle of 20 feeding humpbacks... cant miss out on that. No cameras this time.. just me, kayak and the whales :D

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Wolfsong wrote:
No cameras this time..



:shock: WTH??? :shock:

:roll:

Now let me think here...
Wolfsong goes to NFLD for a few weeks...
Goes home...
Goes back a week later for a ...couple days/with NO camera...
Hmmmm,if kpr was a bettin man he'd bet it isn't for the whales 8) :P

Going back to "Save the Capelin" eh?

LOL :lol:

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kpr wrote:
Wolfsong wrote:
No cameras this time..



:shock: WTH??? :shock:

:roll:

Now let me think here...
Wolfsong goes to NFLD for a few weeks...
Goes home...
Goes back a week later for a ...couple days/with NO camera...
Hmmmm,if kpr was a bettin man he'd bet it isn't for the whales 8) :P

Going back to "Save the Capelin" eh?

LOL :lol:


LMAO... nope.. all about some time with the whales... just landed and getting out on the water in the morning... heard a lot of the capelin beaches are seeing multiple dozens of whales. I decided to bring the camera though :oops: I did promise myself one day though with no camera and I'm gonna stick to that.

HEY!!!... now that you mention it I have seen a couple of Capelin ships pretty close to shore laying nets... who knows... me being a dumb a$$ toursit kayaker might just fumble into the area not knowing any better and for some stupid reason be in a place I just shouldnt be in at just the right... errrr.. WRONG time

KPR.. stop giving me ideas :twisted:

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We sure are short on whales around the Bay this year.
Had some NW wind the other day,that "usually" signals the end of the fog.
Might be a bit easier to find them now :twisted:
No problem finding these!!!

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Fog cleared up a bit
Humpbacks.
Deep diver here...straight down 280 fthm of water probably right to the bottom!!!
These two were two of the big ones that hang around the Bay here.

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WOW!!!!

Nice shootin kpr.......

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:53 am 
Amazing, would love to shot some whales, I sure my kids would love to see them. (I know I can google this but, how easy is it to get on a boat for some whale spotting, and the best time of the year).
I lived 20 years in Montreal and never got further thn Quebec city for the eastern canada (I know :oops:)
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Well I hope I won't get in trouble for advertising...
I am not affiliated with these guys at all...

For Brier Island I would say from mid Aug to Mid Sept is your best time.
Here is a link to one of three whale watch outfits here on the island

http://www.brierislandwhalewatch.com/

http://www.brierisland.org/brierIsland.html

We took our boat yesterday for some "training" and we had to travel about 10minutes to get to the whales,they sometimes travel right between the islands from Bay - Bay and you can see them and seals right from shore but a boat trip is the best way.
You can book ahead of time to be assured of a spot onboard.
Anyone from Cameralabs coming from away can PM me and I can help you with arrangements/lodgings.
Of all the spots in Nova Scotia to watch whales Brier is definately the place,many differant types of whales and not too far to go to find them.

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Not much fog left in the Bay now with a bit cooler temps.
Plenty more whales now,possibly some of the ones wolf was chasing in NFLD earlier this year....
I added a pic of the boats we are in while alongside these giants...gentle giants thankfully I might add.
Grey one is Rescue ready and the Orange one is brand new so not quite "ready" yet.
Pic #4 you can see how close they come sometimes.
They are 26ft and the whales can grow over 45ft and weigh alot more.
I'm sure if we were bothering them they could dispatch us quite easily.

All Humpbacks.
I'd like to get a Northern Right whale before they leave for you all.
Only 300 (estimate) left.

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KPR, wow thats close, great shots.


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whooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

What is it about whales, that makes us so excited? Just seeing their tales..is great stuff...Am so glad you got out there, and let us see.

Yay! This is a treat...

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lol! Am loving that seal! Kpr, I hope those northern right whales make an appearance...how neat would that be. Am so intrigued, that one whale, has his tail with little scalloped edges..the others do too, but I never noticed how much, until these photos..thank you so much..this is the coolest. So big, you can get barnecles on ya..whoohooooo. I hope the fog stays away for the next two months!
kpr..I can not swing a trip your way, this year, but I think it would be so cool if a bunch of us from the labs could plan something for next year together...maybe I'll start a thread in the off topic section. Rui, Joe, Serentiy, popo, jaxy, lensbaby neil, start savin' your money. I bet it would be a blast to get a gang together, and go!

The boats are bigger then those little orange and grey ones, right?
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