While these two humpback whales were putting on quite the show for the passengers, we were surrounded by a few more animals in the area. Overall we counted 3 minke whales, and one other humpback whale. With just enough time we made our way over to the third humpback. Although this animal did have a dorsal fin there was a large scar on the top of this whale. This scar is most likely from a ship strike. Ship strikes are a major threat to the marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine, and particularly these endangered species.
Thank you to everyone who joined us out at Jeffreys Ledge today! Congratulations to Roz Weizer for winning the whale adoption raffle today. She is now the proud owner of Pinball, one of our adoptable humpback whales. Hope to see you soon!
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