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..

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.

Please contact us at 777 7688 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you have any sightings of whales during the winter months up to March. Got photos of the underside of whales' flukes? us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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


Summary Statistics to date:

Total fluke IDs for 2017:140

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2017: 1270
Total resightings in different years: 171
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...

For those who would like to see my aerial videos of the humpbacks go to my website

2018-02-22 winter whales and their timetables Print E-mail
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The winter whales are not easy to find. We spent nine hours on the water on 22nd February and found some whales. The image above left is from 22nd Feb 2018. The image above right was taken by me on 29th Feb 2012. I can't imagine the similarity of dates is coincidence. We have too many of these 'coincidences'. It was first identified in 1978 in Newfoundland.
And the whale above left was also first sighted in 1978 in Newfoundland. We found two pairs and one singleton on this magical day that was like glass. In February!

The Book


Exhibition Photographs

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

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Fast Fact

Marine mammals developed blubber to provide insulation against the cold and to provide an energy reserve for periods when food cannot be found in abundance.

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