Articles by Marianna Hagbloom

Catalog #3903 with mud on her head

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Searching for Scouting Whales

October 4, 2017

The whales found in the afternoon were difficult to photograph, as they were acting a bit unusual for the habitat....Read More

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Old Whale, Young Whale

September 9, 2017

After several of the dead whales discovered this summer turned out to be some very familiar individuals, seeing that he was alive brought us relief...Read More

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Action at the Surface!

August 23, 2017

The sea had calmed to a glassy surface, and it felt peaceful to watch these whales slowly cruise around and eat....Read More

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First Day Out in the Bay of Fundy

August 22, 2017

Finding right whales on Day 1 was fantastic, but we felt like we really hit the jackpot when #3950 pooped and we were able to collect a sample...Read More

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Unhealthy Whales In The Bay Of Fundy

September 30, 2016

In some cases, the apparent poor health is likely related to past entanglements, but the cause is not clear in some whales....Read More

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Right Whales of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

September 22, 2016

We did photograph a handful of other right whales east of Percé (QC) and Miscou Island (NB) that also deserve to be mentioned...Read More

rescuers celebrate releasing whale from entanglement

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Campobello Team Rescues Right Whale “FDR”

September 12, 2016

The research team was just starting their survey day in the Bay of Fundy when a call from colleagues came over the marine radio: They had found a right whale severely entangled in fishing gear....Read More

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The Importance Of Seeing Calves

September 6, 2016

It's been so great to see all of these calves looking fat and healthy, and a relief to know that we will be able to identify them as they grow older...Read More

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A Trip Out of Town

August 21, 2016

While the winds continued their relentless attack on us, we figured we'd earned a break from work and left our computers behind for a day to get outdoors (on land, this time)...Read More

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The Good, the Bad, and the Surveys

August 19, 2016

The team was able to get out on the water three days in the row! While some sightings were disheartening, they are all part of the puzzle in trying to understand threats to this endangered species....Read More

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The Waiting Game

August 13, 2016

We hit the ground running with five surveys in one week....Read More

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Keeping Busy In The Bay

August 13, 2016

The residency of the whales is very encouraging, since it means something here is holding their interest...Read More

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A Swell First Cape Breton Survey

August 10, 2016

While we didn’t see any right whales we did have a sighting of a pod of pilot whales on our transit home....Read More

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Cape Breton Callisto: out.

August 6, 2016

...our entire right whale team was proud of us for working so hard and having surveyed so many miles in such a short amount of time....Read More

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The Long Road to Cape Breton

August 6, 2016

In previous years we have received confirmed right whales sightings from the various whale watch companies operating out of Cape Breton...Read More

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Hooray for Right Whales!!!

August 2, 2016

When we saw the telling V-shaped blow followed by those perfectly shaped flukes on July 25, the excitement onboard was obvious....Read More

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And…. More Humpbacks!

July 28, 2016

We thought we had lots of fin and humpback whales last week- little did we know that this survey would allow us to find even more individuals!...Read More

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Humpbacks in the Bay of Fundy

July 22, 2016

We were happy to have animals to work and photographed many of the humpbacks...Read More

researchers look at computer screen

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The Nereid’s First Day Out

July 20, 2016

The winds were calm and the sea was glassy as we passed the northern part of Grand Manan Island....Read More

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Offshore Team Heads North

July 18, 2016

After much preparation, the season's first offshore team left the dock aboard the Shelagh on Friday night....Read More

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Exploring New Territory To Find Right Whales

July 14, 2016

This year, we are doing things a little differently, because the right whales have been doing things a little differently....Read More

right whale head

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Punctuation’s Calf

June 30, 2016

Punctuation and her calf were one of the pairs that remained in CCB late into April, and were last seen on April 28. On May 5, the right whale community received news we all dread to hear....Read More

right whale skim feeding

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Learning How to Eat Plankton

June 2, 2016

This year, North Atlantic right whales began feeding in large numbers earlier than usual in Cape Cod Bay. A few of the calves were observed learning how to feed on plankton....Read More