Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8 on the Granite State

Another Adopt-A-Whale has decided to make an appearance on Jeffreys Ledge for the 2012 season.  Welcome back Pinball along with her calf! 
Pinball and her calf

With the internet being such a hub for people everywhere, we learned that Pinball herself had been seen off the Dominican Republic this winter with a calf and are thrilled to see that both whales have made the long journey back to the feeding grounds of the Gulf of Maine safe and sound!

Today was our annual all-day NH Audubon Pelagic trip so while we spent the majority of the day in search of birds we also got a chance to sneak in a few whales sightings too! Foggy conditions made finding any life out on the water challenging but at the end of the day we saw quite the variety: an Ocean sunfish, Minke whales, at least 4 Fin whales, 2 Humpback whales (Pinball and her calf), and 7 large (and sometimes a little crazy) Basking sharks.  Even with all the fog we had a great day with all our friends from NH Audubon; thanks again!
Pinball's flipper
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