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Bermuda Humpbacks Feature In New Study

Bermuda Humpbacks Feature In New Study

Research published this week in the journal “Science” involving a population of humpback whales which spends time in Bermuda’s waters every year adds further evidence to the theory the giant mammals are able to learn from one other, in this case passing on a hunting technique suited to a particular type of prey. The authors of the... Read more of this article

Photos: Whales Cavorting In Bermuda Waters

Photos: Whales Cavorting In Bermuda Waters

Every year the humpback whales, gentle giants of the sea, pass through Bermuda on their way north after spending the cooler winter months in the Caribbean.Local cruise boat operators and fisherman alike take locals and visitors out to sea, often not far from shore, to see these amazing behemoth’s dance and play in wonderful displays of diving... Read more of this article

Andrew Stevenson Gives Whale Presentations

Andrew Stevenson Gives Whale Presentations

Andrew Stevenson, who started the Humpback Whale Research Project in 2007, will be giving two presentations on Tuesday [Mar 19] at BUEI Tradewinds Auditorium. This illustrated lecture will include never-before witnessed, extraordinary underwater video of humpback behavior here in Bermuda as well as their breeding grounds in the Caribbean. Underwater... Read more of this article

EEZ Declared A Marine Mammal Sanctuary

EEZ Declared A Marine Mammal Sanctuary

Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ] has been declared a Marine Mammal Sanctuary with particular emphasis on the endangered humpback whale, Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Marc Bean said this afternoon [Sept 21].Minister Bean said: “The area of the new Bermuda Marine Mammal Sanctuary will be more than 170,000... Read more of this article

Whale Watchers Asked To Help ID Visiting Whales

Whale Watchers Asked To Help ID Visiting Whales

Three humpback whales were tagged some weeks ago on the Silver Bank, the humpbacks’ breeding grounds in the Caribbean between Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos. The satellite tags are on the right side of the whales, just below the dorsal fin on this female below.Satellite tracking suggests these whales are on their way to Bermuda waters... Read more of this article

Air Canada Buys Rights To Whale Film

Air Canada Buys Rights To Whale Film

Bermuda’s waters and the humpback whales that pass through them will be showcased during Air Canada flights, with the airline having purchased the rights to show “Where the Whales Sing” on its flights for a two-month period. In addition, a television station in Iran has bought the rights to broadcast the film in the Middle East, and... Read more of this article

Video: Eight-Year-Old Swims With Humpbacks

Video: Eight-Year-Old Swims With Humpbacks

Little Bermuda school girl Elsa Stevenson is just eight-years-old and less than five-feet tall. But she is shown swimming with some of the most enormous — and gentle — whales in the world in this video footage. Elsa, whose father Andrew Stevenson is founder of the Bermuda Humpback Whale Project, swam with the enormous mammals during a... Read more of this article

Humpback Whales Matched To 1978

Humpback Whales Matched To 1978

Two whales spotted in Bermuda waters last month were determined to be the same whales that were seen in waters off Canada almost 35 years ago. The whales were photographed in Bermuda waters on 29th February 2012, and were matched by Roger Etcheberry to those photographed by Professor Hal Whitehead on 21st August 1978 off Newfoundland, Canada. Photographed... Read more of this article

Photos: Four Whales Fight Over Female

Photos: Four Whales Fight Over Female

Whale researcher Andrew Stevenson captured photos of four male humpback whales fighting over a female on Monday [Jan.23], with the ocean love fest taking place approximately 25 miles off Bermuda in deep waters. Mr Stevenson said it was the first time he has witnessed humpback mating behaviour entirely consistent with courting humpbacks he has observed... Read more of this article

First Whales Of 2012 Photographed

First Whales Of 2012 Photographed

Yesterday [Jan.9] Andrew Stevenson captured his first photographs of humpbacks for 2012, which included a calf and a female and escort in the waters 5 miles off Bermuda. Mr Stevenson heads the Humpback Whale Project, which was founded in 2007 and researches and collect visual and acoustics data on the great sea creatures.Mr Stevenson explained that... Read more of this article

Whale Researcher’s Silver Bank Trip

Whale Researcher’s Silver Bank Trip

Whale researcher, documentarian and author Andrew Stevenson is about to embark on two trips to the Silver Bank in January and February to work with experts and researchers in the humpbacks’ breeding/calving grounds. After that he expect to spend over 20 days on the water here in Bermuda, with a goal is to once again obtain 150 individual fluke IDs... Read more of this article

‘Winter Whales’ Spotted Off Sonesta Beach

‘Winter Whales’ Spotted Off Sonesta Beach

Five humpback whales were spotted in 100-feet of water off Sonesta Beach earlier this week; the sixth season in a row the ‘winter whales’ have been sighted. Whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said, “It is very important to log these winter sightings to help us understand the humpback whales’ behaviour. Most studies of the humpbacks... Read more of this article

Great Scot! Whale Book’s A Shetland Hit

Great Scot! Whale Book’s A Shetland Hit

Local researcher Andrew Stevenson’s new book about humpbacks in Bermuda’s waters is now being promoted as the Christmas gift to get for the Scotsman who has everything. The country’s “Shetland Times” includes Mr. Stevenson’s recently published “Whale Song: Journeys into the Secret Lives of the North Atlantic... Read more of this article