After following Halfmoon for a bit to the east, we decided to go in search of other whales. We eventually came across a couple of fin whales. These two were not hanging out together but instead just in the same area. Before long, we saw one of the fin whales was Fjord again! He came up close to us, giving us all a nice look at his unique dorsal fin.
Soon we saw the 2nd fin whale in the neighborhood close by. I'm not exactly sure what happened underwater next but suddenly Fjord rolled on his side when the 2nd whale (#0021) approached him and then Fjord quickly took off to the SE. From our perspective, it appeared to be some sort of territorial dispute which is odd for fin whales so I'm still not sure what went on under the waves! After that, # 0021 began heading to the north, slowly. Interestingly, both Fjord and 0021 are adult males (most likely) who were first documented in the early 1980's!
|Fjord, rolling on his side, showing us his left flipper!|
|#0021, first seen in 1983!|
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