After an abundance of reportings last week, observers have become quieter of late! Exceptions include a cruise in the Gaspé region that reported the presence of a humpback whale on April 28 near Cap-des-Rosiers and a fin whale in Gaspé Bay. Earlier in the week, April 22 to be exact, an observer wrote to us: “This afternoon, near Anse des Petits Méchins in Gaspésie, I spotted a group of five belugas… they couldn’t have been more than five miles from the coast. Then, an hour later, I saw a fin whale in the cove, perhaps the same one I had seen earlier in the week.”
Cruises in the Tadoussac region will resume operations as early as this weekend, April 30. Will there be whales? A patient and passionate observer made his almost daily walk on the beach in Tadoussac and several weekly jaunts to Cap de Bon-Désir, but the last few days have been rather quiet, except for a few common eiders and brant. He’s optimistic, however, that the fin whale seen near the Prince Shoal Lighthouse is still in the neighbourhood.