Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8- Prince of Whales

Very fun whale/bird watching trip today!

We found:
9 minke whales
1 fin whale
3 harbor seals
3 ocean sunfish
3 sharks (likely blue sharks but not confirmed)
925 Wilson's storm petrels
98 great shearwaters
4 manx shearwaters
4 cory's shearwaters
1 sooty shearwater
39 northern gannets
1 parasitic jaeger
7 lesser yellowlegs
1 cormorant (offshore-out of habitat)

Here are a few of our photos from the trip:

Ocean sunfish

Ocean sunfish

Great shearwater

Great shearwater

Plethora of birds

Minke whale pointed rostrum

Minke whale blowholes

Minke whale with entanglement scar on dorsal fin

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