Among the thirteen species of marine mammals in the waters of the Lower North Shore, you are likely to view the Humpback Whale, leaping out of the water or feeding just off shore. These whales are quite large – they are usually 12 to 15 metres (36 to 45 feet) long, and weigh in at 45,000 kilograms (99,000 pounds).
You may also see the Minke Whale, a small whale that inhabits the inshore area. They have unique white bands on their flippers. Minkes spend most of their summer and fall in one area. Unlike the humpback and fin whales, their spout is not as apparent.