Winter whales in Bonne Bay

It’s been the talk of western Newfoundland for the past month — whales in Bonne Bay!

Small minke whales aren’t uncommon in Bonne Bay during the summer months, and sometimes you might see a humpback whale or two, but it’s rare. During December 2015 and January 2016 though, many minke, humpback, and fin whales have been spotted all over Bonne Bay. According to some experts (and everyone around the bay who knows way more about the sea than I do) the whales are feeding on herring, which is common in Bonne Bay in the fall but it was late coming in this year.

I watched this pair of whales (humpbacks, I think?) make their way around the bay, starting in Winterhouse Brook, then down to Woody Point, and finally watching them make their way further out the bay. Check out the video and share it with your friends!

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Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane is a digital storyteller and the creative director of Old Crow Magazine. Tom's photography and videography work can be found at Tom is based in Newfoundland, Canada.