Dominica Expedition

In the final stages of packing for another expedition into warm waters in search of the largest predator on planet earth – the Sperm Whale. The stuff of legends especially well known to the New England whalers of our Cape Cod and the Islands region, these incredible creatures boast the largest brain on the planet too. If you watch the attached link you will learn a bit about where we are going and why. Dominica, in the Antilles, is one of the preferred locations for Atlantic sperm whales to mate and rear their young. We are fortunate to be linking up with a Canadian research team that will give us an up close an personal experience. We are praying for fair weather.

Underwater camera gear checked out and adrenaline is starting to flow. With only one flight a day into the island we are over-nighting in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico before we head south.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0I_sythtn0

Will be checking out our new GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition cameras amongst the other gear we usually take. Dominica has some unique endemic birds as well and we will spend a few days hiking its mountainous forests.

Packing Details at T-12hrs

Female Sperm Whale

    2 Responses to “Dominica Expedition”

  1. February 24, 2013 | Reply
    Gareth says:

    Without Pam’s ability to shrink wrap all your clothes you would need a steamer trunk for all this gear!! Good luck and I hope also for fair weather and good sightings. GG

  2. So true my friend. Weight limit will be tested on this one. Having dinner with Victor tomorrow night. Will include greetings from you.

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