Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29 Starfish

The fin whales were plentiful again today for this afternoon's Starfish trip. We saw at least 5 fin whales in the area, and got some amazing looks at two of them. One of the whales surprised us and popped up right off of our port side, before swimming directly under the boat! You really get an idea of how huge these animals are when they surface that close to us.

This fin whale had a very distinctive, beautiful chevron which we will hopefully be able to use to identify this particular animal. During this surfacing, we were clearly able to see the white lower jaw of the fin whale and follow its path through the water!

Thanks to all of our passengers for bearing with the windy weather, and happy birthday to Erica!

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