Whaletrack 2015-2016

After spending 2-3 months in the fjords outside Tromsø, Norway, we managed to follow several of the humpback whales on their mating migration all the way down to the Caribbean, and some also halfway back. On the map below, you can see their tracks.

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Last updated: 17.10.2018 10:13

#166142 is named after Martin Biuws son Daniel. The whale has been 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. Photo: Audun Rikardsen.
 #166143 is named after journalist Egon Holstad who attended the tagging. The whale has been 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 was observed approximately halfway to the Caribbean. Photo: Fredrik Broms.
#166149 is named after Audun Rikardsen’s daughter Saga. The whale was 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. Photo: Markus Dreyer.
#166150 is named after Fredrik Broms who attended the tagging. The whale has been 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. Photo: Audun Rikardsen.