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.

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? ...email 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. 14-04-11-03 issued by the Government of Bermuda, Department of Conservation Services

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Summary Statistics to date

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2014: 862
Total re-sightings Bermuda to Bermuda: 143
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...

 
2014-12-14 Last chance to see whale canvasses at ACE Reinsurance Print E-mail
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Last weeks that these 30 underwater, black and white images of a pair of dancing humpbacks mounted on canvas will be displayed together as a collection. They are beautifully showcased at ACE, in their Gallery and hallways. The collection comes down this month and will then be broken up. Most images are 3x2 feet or 3x 41/2 feet up to 10x5 feet. Admission is free, just sign in at the receptionist's desk any weekday between 10 and 4.
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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

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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