Silver Bank, 30 years later

In 1983, Richard Sears was heading for the Silver Bank, a specific aim in mind: photo-identifying the greatest number of different individual humpback whales on their breeding ground. He had three months to achieve this.

Located North of the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean Sea, this 20-meter deep bank is one of the main breeding ground for the northwest Atlantic humpback whale populations.

In April 2012, almost 30 years later, Richard was heading back to this specific area. The opportunity came with the project 1,000 Day for the Planet, the new expedition of the Sedna IV, which is directed by Jean Lemire. This time, the camera was put aside and replaced by satellite tags! For more information about this last expedition of the Sedna IV, visit these web pages: