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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

Tommy Fox: St. David’s Uncrowned King

Tommy Fox: St. David’s Uncrowned King

He was known as “King Tommy” — the uncrowned King of St. David’s Island — and once decided to establish the veracity of the Biblical story of Jonah by demonstrating it was possible for a man to crawl into the stomach of a whale. Henry Mortimer [Tommy] Fox [1860-1942] was a whaler, fisherman and renowned authority on hurricanes,... 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

Upcoming: Humpback Whale Book Launch

Upcoming: Humpback Whale Book Launch

The book launch of ‘Andrew Stevenson’s Whale Song: Journeys into the Secret Lives of the North Atlantic humpbacks’ will take place this Wednesday, 12th October 6-8 pm at the Aquarium in the Aquarium Hall.The introductory price of this large-format illustrated book will be $40.00 rather than the suggested retail price of $45.00. Thanks... Read more of this article

“Where the Whales Sing” Wins In Croatia

“Where the Whales Sing” Wins In Croatia

Continuing to pick up accolades, the Bermuda-made documentary “Where the Whales Sing” has won two more awards, this time at a Croatian Film Festival. The film won the Best Environmental Film Award and Special Audience Award at the International underwater film festival “Bijeli lav” held in Rovinj, Croatia this past weekend. Filmmaker... Read more of this article

Letter of Intent: Stellwagen Marine Sanctuary

Letter of Intent: Stellwagen Marine Sanctuary

Today [June 30] a Letter of Intent between the U.S Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Government of Bermuda was signed, with both parties pledging cooperation on future marine mammal sanctuary discussions. Pictured below are: Southeast Regional Director of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Senior Science Advisory... Read more of this article

Humpback Project Wraps Up 2011 Research

Humpback Project Wraps Up 2011 Research

The Bermuda Humpback Whale Project has completed its photo-ID cataloguing of the island’s greatest return visitors for 2011 — documenting at least 150 of the magnificent migratory animals in the island’s waters between February and May. Headed by conservationist and filmmaker Andrew Stevenson, the Humpback Whale Project — founded... Read more of this article

Royal Wedding Auction: Dr. Saul Carving

Royal Wedding Auction: Dr. Saul Carving

A  cedar humpback whale breaching off the shores of Bermuda carved by former Premier Dr. David Saul will be sold at the Royal Wedding High Tea silent auction to raise funds for Project Action. A longtime cedar craftsman, Dr. David Saul has been producing carvings since he retired from politics more than 15 years ago. He has donated some his whale... Read more of this article