Back at the beginning of July I left Norway and headed out across the Barents Sea. We had mirror calm seas which made marine mammal sightings easy. I saw a few porpoises, some distant fin whales, a great view of a humpback and a small pod of white-beaked dolphins. I also saw one basking shark.
|Always frustratingly distant or in bad light, Brunnichs Guillemot|
However upon arriving at the survey area itself (where I would spend the next 2 months), it seemed it was going to be far less productive than the journey to the site. Sightings of birds and other marine wildlife dropped right off, however, in the next 9 weeks there fortunately were some great days for enjoying wildlife. Other than a few nice photos and a very limited number of species there's not much else to tell. So come back soon for part two, Seals, Belugas and better photos.