After spending 2-3 months in the fjords outside Tromsø in Northern Norway, several of the satellite-tagged whales are now on their way south, travelling at different speeds. The question is; where are they going and who comes first?
#166142 is named after Martin Biuws son Daniel. The whale is observed in Tromsø the past four years. The whale was tagged in Kaldfjord 04.01.17 and started its journey southwards along the coast of Norway in February. Ph oto: Audun Rikardsen.
Photo: Fredrik Broms. #166143 is named after journalist Egon Holstad who attended the tagging. The whale is observed in Tromsø the past five years. It was tagged in Kaldfjord 04.01.17 and has been migrating southwards since the middle of January. By the middle of February, this whale is approximately halfway to the Caribbean.
. Ph #166149 is named after Audun Rikardsen’s daughter Saga. The whale is observed in Tromsø only this winter, and was tagged in Ersfjord 11.01.17. As of mid-February it does not seem to have any migratory plans, and has for a longer period probably been feeding on herring in the North-Troms area oto: Markus Dreyer.
. Photo: Audun Rikardsen. #166150 is named after Fredrik Broms who attended the tagging. The whale is observed in Tromsø the past four years, and was tagged in Vengsøyfjorden 05.01.17. It embarked on its journey in the beginning of February and will probably pass the Faroe Islands by mid-February
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