2012- Whales sighted off Mid-Ocean Golf Course and Spitall Pond Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Sue Buckley spotted humpback whales around 10 am on Saturday, 31st of December while playing golf in 15 knot SW winds. The whales were some hundreds of yards from shore. Today, on the 2nd of January, while playing T-Rexes and Iguanadons with Elsa and Somers, I spotted a small blow about three hundred yards from shore. The whale blew four or five times in succession and then disappeared. Winds were blowing 16 knots from the SW- not ideal conditions but definitely a humpback and it would seem to me to be a young whale from the small, frequent blows. Could it have been a calf?

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Somers, Elsa and I were Iguanadons, hiding from a T-Rex (Annabel). Taking advantage of the viewpoint at Spittal Pond, I looked for whales and spotted the blow almost immediately followed by four or five more small blows. I didn't bother bringing my camera so these are photos taken from by Blackberry

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Both grils had dressed themselves in green so that they were easily camouflaged. If Iguanadons don't move, the T-Rex can't see 'em

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The breakers (reefs) are at their closest point to Bermuda at Spittal Pond, which makes it a great place to look for whales (and Iguanadons). Tab Froud saw humpbacks breaching off Hungry Bay at 4 pm some three hours after our sighting off Spittal Pond. These could well be the same whales and on reflection I'm convinced that the small spume of water I saw earlier today was from a calf and if so, it is probably a calf born here and confirms the tiny calf sighted two years ago in early January. Bermuda may well be a calving ground for these whales once again.

 
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