Deep Blue Home (currently, one of the only marine biology related blogs I follow with any degree of regularity) recently posted about how the Northwest passage opening (via sea ice decline) allowed for a couple of bowheads from different regions met up. It’s not the first time it’s happened (there’s evidence that groups have mingled before), but it is usual because there’s always been a barrier. It’s an interesting read, and at the bottom of the post is a little treat: this is a video of two whales checking out a small boat. I’m not ashamed to admit that my heart skips a beat every time I see a lovely whale encounter like this. Which begs the question, why am I working an office job in a land locked province?!