Research going well. Two more HBs yesterday and another Blue. Went out today with no luck but the past week has been productive and fun. Elizabeth and Jessica are a hoot! Today we came across about eight Pilot Whales and Elizabeth turned to me and said," can I go in"? I said fine and she was in the water with them. Delightful to see....really delightful.
Wind has come up again so we are taking a break from searching for a day or two. This is the first time I have been able to go out during this time of year for five consecutive days. No returning whales from previous years so far. We did hear of a dead, beached HB up the coast from us and went to see it this morning. It was a yearling HB that had been caught up in a net. By the time we got to it today (12 days on beach) the net had been removed to destroy the evidence (these type of drift nets are illegal here). As I said in an earlier post....this will happen more often, no question. Sure wish we could have found him/her a couple of weeks ago!
I would love to post pics with these reports but my server here is too slow to upload for me to wait....sorry.