Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted the coast of Canada and then south of Greenland, and the team arrived in Iceland at the end of July 2012. There were two research aims during the passage. The first aim was to investigate the presence of blue whales in the Laurentian Channel, Canada. The second was to survey through the historical eastern North Atlantic whaling grounds for the presence of the North Atlantic right whale. The passage between Boston, USA and Iceland via Canadian and Greenland’s waters took 23 days from the 7th July to the 29th July and covered a total distance of 5500 kilometres.