Spotlight Russia: "A cannonade of thirty grey whale fountains shoots up into the sky"

This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team collectively. - MV

A member of the IFAW Russia Western Grey Whale Research team paddles along.We still want the weather to be much better, than it is now.

Devoid of surveys we continue our observations from the lighthouse.

Despite strong roughness the visibility of the gulf and nearby water area is good.

Last observation gave us the record number of whales in this season.

A cannonade of thirty fountains was shooting up to the sky. There were mothers and their calves among them and also our old friend: the right whale with high double fountain.

It was really a wonderful spectacle.

Bad weather gives us also advantages. For last few days all data, we have got during our surveys, was finally analyzed and processed. 

So, our mood is good and high. We fall asleep with hope, that the next day meets us with working weather and we awake well rest.

Let our cheerful mood will come to you, our friends, like a nice cup of coffee.

With purposefulness,

Participants of Piltun’s expedition by researching of grey whales.

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Brian Sharp, Emergency Relief Officer, Stranding Coordinator
Manager, Marine Mammal Rescue and Research
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Senior Advisor to the IFAW Marine Conservation
Senior Advisor to the IFAW Marine Conservation Program
Matt Collis, Director, International Policy
Director, International Policy
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Marine Conservation