|Trio of Sei Whales!|
Lots of sei whales again today! We saw 8 sei whales, although there were many more blows on the horizon, and also got great looks at 2 different fin whales.
Our first look was at a fin whale, a whale known in our catalog as #9721 - and a whale we first saw in 1997! This whale was also seen in 2006 and 2010.
|The head of fin whale #9721|
|Fin whale #9721, who has a couple small nicks in its dorsal fin|
Then we moved on to some sei whales, and were surrounded! We spent most of our time with a trio that stayed together, although there were several other whales in the area. The sei whales were zig-zagging all around, and often came up quickly to the surface, affording us great looks at their head and jawline.
|Sei whale and a Wilson's storm-petrel|
|Two Sei Whales|
|Sei whale - those white scars may be from lampreys - for more on lampreys and whales, see [this article]|
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