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Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! #215618
01/26/2020 06:12 PM
01/26/2020 06:12 PM
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Redmond, WA
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On the passage from Anegada to JVD today, I thought I saw a breaching splash and a short time later flukes in the vicinity of Sandy Cay. It was some distance away, so I am still not entirely sure of what I saw. Anyone want to weigh in on the plausibility of a humpback sighting in that location this time of year? There were other boats closer, so others would have surely seen it too.

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Re: Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! [Re: MrEZgoin] #215619
01/26/2020 06:19 PM
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We saw a calf and mother last year in February a little further east off the north shore of Tortola near Rough Point.

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Re: Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! [Re: MrEZgoin] #215620
01/26/2020 06:24 PM
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This is the time of year to see them.
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Re: Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! [Re: MrEZgoin] #215621
01/26/2020 06:28 PM
01/26/2020 06:28 PM
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Yes, it most probably was a Humpback, I’ve seen them many times between Scrub and Anegada it part of their migration route

Re: Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! [Re: MrEZgoin] #215622
01/26/2020 06:29 PM
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I'm not a marine biologist but I would go with mermaid based on the description of the tail.

Re: Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! [Re: MrEZgoin] #215624
01/26/2020 07:23 PM
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Saw a Calf and a Cow south of Compass Point St. Thomas a few years ago about this time of year. What a way to spend an afternoon.

Re: Is anyone here a marine biologist!?! [Re: rhans] #215632
01/26/2020 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rhans
Saw a Calf and a Cow south of Compass Point St. Thomas a few years ago about this time of year. What a way to spend an afternoon.


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