Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27- Prince of Whales

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we were spoiled, being close to shore with many whales all around us. Today was still good, but we had to work a bit harder to find some friends. Over two hours into our trip, we finally spotted our first blow.

This was a familiar "face" Chickadee! She was born in 2006 and has been seen regularly on Jeffreys Ledge since 2008.

Also in the area were two more spouts. Although one was a bit too far for us to find, the other came up nearby. At first glance, I knew I knew this whale but couldn't come up with its name. After a bit of searching and smacking myself for forgetting, I found her in our catalog- Cosmos, another female who has only been seen once before on Jeffreys Ledge back in 2004.

As we headed for home, we had almost given up on seeing anything else until our relief captain Ryan spotted a spout a few miles ahead of us, and close to home! This was a fin whale- my favorite! This whale was on a mission and we only got a couple quick looks before it disappeared and we needed to continue on home.

Such a beautiful weekend with the whales! I hope you all have a great holiday! See you soon!

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