Posted by: Team - Bowhead whale | February 22, 2015

Trip to Kangarssuk

Hunters are telling that they are seeing bowhead whales in the open water outside Laksebugt so we head out with John, Felix and Johan hoping to get some better recordings closer to the whales. Johan guides us safely through the archipelago of Fortuna Bay avoiding all the many weak ice spots and finally we arrive in Kangarssuk at the mouth of Laksebugt bay. The ice is solid enough but not thick so Johan is very quick in cutting a hole through the ice where we drop our hydrophone. The whales are indeed closer and their singing much louder.

Making recordings on the ice of Laksebugt bay. Photo: L. Agusti

Making recordings on the ice of Laksebugt bay. Photo: L. Agusti

The temperature is below -20 and the cold wind is making our cables and fingers stiff (and Outi´s nose is about to fall off). Back in Fortuna Bay Felix has the fire going in his hut – warm tea and chocolate have never tasted as good.


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