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Digby Neck's Whale Migration

Listed under Wildlife in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
  • Photo of Digby Neck's Whale Migration
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Digby is a long narrow rocky peninsular on the tip of Canada, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a protected bay on the other, and is a great spot to watch the annual whale migrations. Many different types of whales pass along this coast and rest here to snack on the marine life teaming from the warmer waters of the bay. Digby Neck is on the route of minke, humpback, right, pilot and blue whales.

Sea birds are also attracted to the peninsular by the abundance of food, and bird watchers will be impressed with the variety of bird life. The tides of Digby Neck’s bay are some of the world's most dramatic, and when the icebergs on the bay have risen up higher than the level of the docks, it’s a truly unique sight.

Visitors brave the powerful swell through the mouth of the bay to the best whale watching spots on the tip of the peninsular or else take to the open seas to get up close to the whales. The best time to meet the whales at Digby Neck is between May and October when you will hopefully catch the boys at their most playful while they perform all kinds of leaping and splashing antics while trying to attract a mate.

Written by  Graeme Harwood.

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