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? ...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. 14-11-22-15 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

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Summary Statistics to date:

Total fluke IDs for 2015: 231!!! (as of 2015 04 17--includes 38 re-sightings to previous years)

Total individual fluke IDs 2007-2015: 1031!!! (as of 2015 04 17)
Total re-sightings Bermuda to Bermuda: Total whales re-sighted 117
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...

 
2015-06-21 Prints and canvasses of underwater images of humpbacks available Print E-mail
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30 different images of a pair of 'dancing' or courting humpback whales taken in Bermuda in 2014 are for sale. Each image can mounted on archival canvas or paper as large as 10x6 feet without pixillation.

Prices are as follow:

Giclee prints on cotton rag paper unframed are:

8x12 inches $100

11x17 inches $175

16x24 inches $300

20x30 inches $400

24x36 inches $550]

30x45 inches $750

36x54 inches $1,100

Giclee prints on stretched canvas are:

12x18 inches $650

16x24 inches $750

20x30 inches $1,100

24x36 inches $1,250

36x54 inches $2,500

Proceeds from the sale of these images go towards continuing our research. Contact Andrew by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

These photographs were taken 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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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

Baleen whales are filter feeders. Baleen are plates of fingernail-like material that look like toothbrush bristles hanging from the top of the mouth. Baleen whales have no teeth. How does a baleen whale eat without teeth? As it opens its mouth to take in water and food, throat grooves under the jaw expand allowing in more prey. The mouth is closed and the water is strained or filtered out through the baleen with a push of the tongue. The food is trapped inside and swallowed whole.

Recognise this fluke?

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