Some of the most secretive whales are the bowhead whales. They are solely arctic dwellers and live their entire lives in cold water. They are the oldest living mammals in the world and, although they grow slowly, they never stop!
UBC’s Sarah Fortune was recently on a research trip in the Canadian Arctic where her and her fellow researchers captured some amazing footage of bowhead whales. In the arctic the water is very clear, which makes aerial videos a great way to study bowhead submarine activity. Bowheads are known for their shyness towards humans and can be difficult to find in the best of times. There is hardly much known about bowheads, their behaviour or social patterns which makes research so exciting because more often than not it leaves us with more questions. To watch Sarah’s incredible video, click here.