Last updated: August 17, 2015
The research team at Strawberry Island observed and enjoyed daily "drive-bys" of humpback whales feeding very close to shore. For two months in summer 2015, team made visual observations of whale behavior that will be paired with underwater sound recordings to learn more about how humpback whales and harbor seals use underwater sound in their daily life.
Read their individual web journals about whales, seals, oystercatchers, bears, camp life and more at: https://mfournet.wordpress.com/ Try not to be too envious!
The underwater acoustic recorders will still be listening in Beardslee Entrance until we retrieve them in October 2015. This is a two year field study, with data collection to be continued in spring 2016.
We'll keep you posted on the study's results as they become available.