Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday, July 31 on the Atlantic Queen

More fin whales today!

Surprisingly, our first fin whale sighting was only about 7 miles offshore.  It was great watching this beautiful whale with the historic Isles of Shoals in the background. 

The right side of the whale's head - you can just barely see its white lower jaw
Fin whale's head and back
Our first fin whale of the day - only about 7 miles offshore!
We then headed out to Jeffreys Ledge, where we found several more fin whales. They were behaving really erratically, but we got some good looks at a whale with a distinctive notch in its dorsal fin.

I haven't figured out if this is an individual we've seen before, but if we identify it, I'll let you know. 

Thanks to all who joined us today, and a special congratulations to Ava, for winning our raffle!

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