Andrew’s work with the North Atlantic Humpbacks

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Andrew Stevenson (pictured left with Somers-10 and Elsa-16) 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. In 2019 he completed his second documentary, "The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks". Over March 2018 to September 2019 he obtained 18 months of acoustic recordings of the humpbacks 7 and 15 miles offshore.

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.

Our aerial photography/videography is under aerial work permission given by the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation and can be viewed on www.bermudaaerialography.com

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Summary Statistics to date:

Total fluke IDs for 2017:140

Total fluke IDs for 2018: over 200!

Total fluke IDs for 2019: 260!!!

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2019: over 1,650!!!
Total resightings in different years: over 350
Longest layover in Bermuda: 21 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...

I have hundreds of hours of aerial and underwater footage available for puchase.Go to my website www.bermudaaerialography.com

 
2019-05-12 "The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks" now on Vimeo on Demand Print E-mail

My recently completed documentary, "The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks" is now available to rent on Vimeo on Demand at the following link:

 

click here to rent "Secret Lives of the Humpbacks"

 

"Secret Lives of the Humpbacks" is a 43-minute documentary that brings awareness, educates and inspires. It provides a unique window into the life-cycle of the North Atlantic humpback whales and their mid-ocean migration. The beauty of Bermuda and its marine life take center stage, highlighting the importance of protecting the environment and its treasures. Narrated by the producer/director's two daughters, the film enhances our knowledge of these charismatic animals to give us the power to build a legacy for future generations.

 

The Book

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Exhibition Photographs

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

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Fast Fact

The Humpback is a migratory species, spending its summers in cooler, high-latitude waters, but mating and calving in tropical and sub-tropical waters. An exception to this rule is a population in the Arabian Sea, which remains in these tropical waters year-round.

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