Posted by: Team - Bowhead whale | March 11, 2012

Icecover like in the old days

View of ice filled Disko Bay on top of Apostel fjeldet. Photo: M. Sinding

View of ice filled Disko Bay on top of Apostel fjeldet. Photo: M. Sinding

The weather has been cold and stable for weeks now and almost the whole of Disko Bay is covered with ice. This is something new in the modern days and lot of the local people as well as the researchers that have come to Disko Bay for years say that they have not experienced so much ice for a long time. There are very few hunters out sailing in the leads that break the ice – instead, ice fishing is getting more and more popular.

Mountain tops west of Apostelfjeldet. Photo: M. Sinding

Our recordings station is running well and the whales are singing. Unfortunately, the extensive ice cover is preventing us from sailing out and finding them. Our plan for the next few days is to increase the amount of hydrophones in our array in order to collect data enabling us to localise singing individuals.

 


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