Monday, 4 March 2013

Looking out of the kitchen window...

Welcome to the Icelandic Orca blog!

We have started the first winter field season of this project and we couldn't have asked for a better start! The whales have been around this area since late November and we see them regularly.

The team arrived to Grundarfjordur in the beginning of February and after some time spent training and setting up equipment we are now on full working mode. The only thing we have to be patient about is the weather, it is winter after all! When the weather is too bad to go out, like today, we often still see the whales very close to land, sometimes just outside of the harbour. It is quite a treat to have lunch while watching whales from the kitchen window...

Our fieldwork will continue until April and we are aiming to investigate the underwater and acoustic behaviour of these whales, particularly when they are feeding. So stay tuned as over the next few weeks team members will post updates on the different aspects of the work we are doing here.

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