Schlagwort: Iceland

Hanna Michel

Icelandic Killer Whales – New Publication! // Isländische Orcas – Neue Veröffentlichung!

EN: Happy Holidays, everyone! Awesome to have a new paper on Killer Whales published just before christmas. I was able to contribute photos for identification of a couple of individual killer whales when I was working as a guide and biologist on whale watching tours off the coast of Reykjavìk. Photo-identification was one of the…

Happy end for Humpback whale „Nettie“ // Happy end für Buckelwal „Nettie“

On 31 July 2015, a Humpback whale we had never seen before was sighted on one of the Whale watching tours in Faxaflói, the bay off the coast of Reykjavík. As we carefully approached the animal, our hearts dived: The whale was severely entangled in fishing gear. Some fishing lines were wrapped around its entire…

That’s how cool Minke whales are! // So cool sind Zwergwale!

EN: In mid-July, I had one of the most special whale watching tours in a while thanks to two minke whales. Minke whales were hunted here in Iceland until very recently, so they can be pretty shy. On some occasions, though, they really show off their inquisitive nature. This video is just a short glimpse…

Killer whale encounter in Faxaflói, Iceland // Begegnung mit Schwertwalen in der Faxabucht, Island

For the Special Tours Iceland website, I’ve put together some information about the Killer whales (Orcas) in Icelandic waters. The reason for this was our encounter with two Killer whales on one of our Whale watching tours in early June. Learn more about these two and other Orcas, not only in Iceland but in all…