Newsletter 5th August - 17th September 2011

This past months we have the great chance to be at sea and encountered so many of the whales and dolphins we know since we started our research project back in 2007. It was so emotional to see Chapel so many times in Faxaflói Bay, actively feeding, as much as it was great to recognize the small body of Bambi surfacing fast next to our boat! It is always a joy to see that some of the whales we know so well are back every year in Faxaflói Bay!!
The number of times we had white-beaked dolphins sighted during our tours increased a lot and very large groups, and most the times with younger ones, were seen passing through the Bay.
Precisely, from 5th August to 4th September 2011 39 Minke whales and 60 white-beaked dolphin have been photographed and identified. Among them, 12 Minke whales and 14 white-beaked dolphins have been already identified from previous years.
Here we want to present the re-sighted animals to you and tell you a little about each individual sighting history, as well as showing you some of the best photos which were taken by the research team this past month.

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p.s. I would like to thank Aurélie and Sarah for helping me out in the field this month in collecting photo-IDs of whales and dolphins!