Whale Sightings

Each year we report the movements of the whales on Lake Superior. The reports are sightings sent by residents and visitors along the North Shore of Lake Superior. If you spot whale activity, let us know by filling out the form on the left! We accept photos, too!

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Narwahl

While I was disappointed that I didn’t see any humpback whales, I did spot a fine looking Narwhal. Wouldn’t have believed it unless I saw it with my own two eyes.

– Sam

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Whales !

We were walking down the rock beach in Little Marais and it was evening and we saw a whale breach the water but didn’t have our phones on us to take a picture ! It was beautiful ! And then we saw a baby it was so cool !

– Matt

A pod playing in a laker’s wake.

We brought our whale pointing lab Pauly with us this spring. He spotted a pod playing in the wake of a laker at the Silver Cliff Tunnel wayside. Of course with our luck and the fog and haze they didn’t show up in the picture.

Jeff , Sue and Pauly the whale spotting lab.

La Crosse, WI

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1970s Sighting

“Reminiscing about past Mother’s Day and found this photo from a drive we took up the shore Mother’s Day 1972. Going to have come back up and look for whales.”

Linda

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Nina Notes: Wow!

Whale Tagging on the North Shore of Lake Superior; Apr 29, 2015

At the prime State Park on the North Shore to view fresh water whales; partaking in the State of Minnesota’s whale stocking program in Lake Superior.

– Richard B & Gary H

Nina Notes: outstanding in every way
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This is Complete BS

“This sight is completely fake, whales cannot live in fresh water conditions. also, if you can’t see the photo shop in this than you are probably blind. There is no such thing as narwhals, they are a pokimon. anyone who gives money to this person is many the stupidest person alive. Last thing, the picture on the from of the web page is a pice of drift wood.”

Dominic D

Nina’s suggested Narwhal links ::  World Wildlife FederationNational Geographic & Wikipedia

Nina Notes: might want to read the articles and see the links above

Duluth Harbor

“I love getting up early with my boys to catch the narwhal migration along the shore.”

Dean B

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Nina Notes: outstanding!

2 Cents Worth

“this sight is faker than a 3 dollar bill dont trust it!”

Austin E, Wayne, IN

Nina Notes: might want to read the articles on the right

Still Looking

“Nina- I kept a close eye on the harbor and canal this year. Still no whales.
( I really thought the shirt would help too! )”

Jeff & Sue LaCrosse, WI

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Nina Notes: With the cool water temps in Lake Superior this summer, it's been an odd season.

Lake Superior Bay Ontario

“Caught a glimpse of this one in an Ontario bay last fall”

Max S, Houghton, MI

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Nina Notes: what a beauty!
  • Confused?

    You might want to check out these articles from the Duluth News-Tribune and Seiche (MN Sea Grant Newsletter). see articles
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