Andrew’s work with the North Atlantic Humpbacks

heart_149_compressedAndrew Stevenson (pictured left with Somers-4 and Elsa-9) started his research on humpbacks in 2007. His visual and acoustics data on the pelagic social behaviour of humpbacks as they migrate past Bermuda. was conducted between Feb 2007 and Feb 2010 while making the film "Where the Whales Sing". After completing the film he continued his research and wrote and illustrated "Whale Song" published in 2011..

On December 3rd 2012 Andrew set up a Foundation to continue his research work. Marine scientists know a lot about the humpbacks in their feeding and breeding grounds closer to shore, but there is little information on the humpbacks' mid-ocean migratory behaviour. As a mid-ocean platform, Bermuda provides a unique window into the lives of the humpbacks.

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Andrew filming

Through exploration of Bermuda’s waters, research, data analysis and educational outreach-our mission is to promote an understanding of humpback whales to protect cetaceans' rights as a step towards conserving our marine environment.

We conduct our research under a Protected Species Licence for Scientific Research Activities Licence no. 14-11-22-15 issued by the Government of Bermuda, Department of Conservation Services

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Summary Statistics to date:

Total fluke IDs for 2015: 217!!! (as of 2015 04 17--includes 32 re-sightings to previous years)

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2015: 1017!!! (as of 2015 04 17)
Total re-sightings Bermuda to Bermuda: Total whales re-sighted 110
Longest layover in Bermuda: 9 days

Where the Whales Sing wins the "Best Emerging Underwater Filmmaker" award at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California.  - read more....

Where the Whales Sing wins the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Charman Prize for 2011- read more...

 
2015-04-17 Closer encounters with humpbacks II Print E-mail
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The whales in these photographs are catalogued in our catalogue as #1569 1 bd 2015 03 22 as and #1570 1 bd 2015 03 22 as. They are two of the over two hundred whales we identified here in Bermuda waters this season.

Photographs are taken under a Protected Species Licence for Scientific Research Activities Licence no. 14-11-22-15 issued by the Government of Bermuda, Department of Conservation Services.

These photographs can be purchased and the income generated goes into funding further research
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The Book

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The whales sing, not because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.

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Fast Fact

Humans breathe reflexively, which means we breathe without much conscious thought as to when the next breath will be. Whales breathe voluntarily, surfacing as needed. Whales exchange 90% of the air in their lungs with each blow, while humans exchange 25%.

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