Banner Day in the Bay!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Sighting Updates | No Comments

The Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS) had an epic day on the water today. After many frustrating days waiting for the fog to clear, researchers at the GMWSRS finally caught a break. Glass calm seas and good visibility resulted in 16 shark sightings today! All of them were basking sharks! We also saw many ocean sunfish (Mola mola), including one that breached!

We have lots of basking shark photos to sort through and even some great underwater video. We’ll post the highlights of today just as soon as we have a moment to breathe. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for another fantastic day, so fingers crossed we can do today all over again tomorrow!

Stay tuned–lots of exciting things to come…

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