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. There are almost no other similar studies and the few that are out there are from coastal sites near to the breeding grounds and may not be typical of pelagic migration.

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Andrew filming

Our mission, through exploration of Bermuda’s waters, research, data analysis and educational outreach-- is to promote awareness and understanding of the humpback whales to protect their rights and by extension other cetaceans as a step towards conserving our marine environment.

Our intermediate goal is to obtain over 1,000 fluke IDs here in Bermuda by the end of the 2016 season. By the end of 2014 we had obtained 862 fluke IDs which compares to 145 Bermuda fluke IDs over the 40 years before this project began!


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


Andrew's Latest Whale Diary Entry

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2014: 862

Total re-sightings Bermuda to Bermuda: 143

Longest layover in Bermuda: 9 days

Total individual fluke IDs for 2014: 113

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...

2014-10-18 After effects of Hurricane Gonzalo at Dockyard Print E-mail
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For anyone who might think Bermuda's quick recovery from Gonzales is an indication that the storm wasn't powerful need only take a look at these images. Even for those who managed to get their boats out of the water, the winds wrecked devastation. On the positive side, Bermuda's architecture and strict planning preserved most buildings relatively unscathed. Within two days the roads were clear and power back on for most households. These islands and its people are amazingly prepared for this kind of disaster and full credit goes to the emergency services, the Bermuda Electrical Company, the Bermuda Regiment, the British Government for sending a frigate and helicopter to assist in the aftermath and all Bermudians and residents who pulled together to make sure everyone was okay, sharing food, water, power and facilities. Our Premier and the Emergency Measures Office kept us informed throughout the storm, right through strange calm of Gonzalo's eye and the whipping winds that battered the island after the eye took almost an hour to pass over us.

The Book


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

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Fast Fact

Humpback whales are seasonal feeders and carnivores that filter feed tiny crustaceans (krill - mainly, copepods), plankton and small fish (including herring, mackerel, capelin, and sandeel) from the water.

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