Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24 on the Atlantic Queen

It was a beautiful day on the water today - calm seas and nice cool breezes! It was a good thing, as we had a ways to go to find whales, but our patience paid off!

After cruising all over Jeffreys Ledge, we made our way down to southern Jeffreys, where we thought there might be a fin whale or two. We were surprised to find Half Moon, a humpback who has been around Jeffreys Ledge quite a bit since the end of May, and who was named for the crescent-shaped scar on the edge of his fluke.  We got some great looks at this 34-year old whale from both sides of the boat.

We then heard from the Granite State that they had a fin whale, conveniently on our way home. We went a few miles toward Rye and found Fjord, one of our adoptable whales, who has also been in the area a lot since May.  It's always exciting to see one of our adoptable whales, who are usually picked for our adoption program since they are frequent visitors to our area!

After some looks at Fjord, we headed home. Sounds like there's lots of rain in store for tomorrow - sometimes storms seem to stir things up in the Gulf of Maine - maybe it'll bring the prey a bit closer to Rye later in the week!

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