Posted by: Team - Bowhead whale | March 14, 2010

Ice and more ice

This morning when we drove down to the harbour we found our dingies parked behind a thick and frozen sea that had just a few days before been open water. So we started our day with a heavy work out involving pushing and pulling the dingies, and breaking the ice with oars, boots and toorq, a special designed spear for breaking ice. Sweaty and tired we finally reached the open lead. It had taken us 1 hour to drive 50 m…

Trying to get loose. Photo: C. Ilmoni

We found the bowheads offshore from Laksebugt, the same area were we left them on Monday. We recorded some singing but mainly got some fantastic recordings of a shrimp trawler close by. We think we heard to whales singing and we also saw one individual at the surface in the distance. A ringed seal swam by while we had our afternoon tea.

Listening and tea break. Photo: C. Ilmoni


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