Any hesitations our passengers may have felt earlier quickly subsided when we eased our way towards our first pair of whales. Our friends aboard the Atlantic Queen were ending their time with the whales and so we slowly made our way towards the pair to start our trip with. The pair of whales were Humpback whales and as we made our way into the general area we began seeing more tell-tale signs of whales; more tails were out in almost every direction! There were even more Humpback whales around. The pair we first saw together had split up and so we ended up maneuvering over to spend time with one of the whales named Zorro.
|Zorro a new animal to add to the list of whales seen on Jeffreys Ledge this season!|
|Spar from a distance|
As Spar kept surfacing out in the distance we eased our way towards another Humpback whale. Without even seeing this whale's tail we knew exactly who it was. Hello again Owl! Owl too had been seen earlier this season, was then spotted south of our area, and has once again graced us with her 26 year old self.
|Half of Barb's tail (black) and one large white flipper!|
|Flipper air in the air|
|Many times you don't even need to see the entire tail to be able to determine who a whale is. Such was the case with Barb today|
As we spent time with Barb we watched as this animal swam in a direction towards one of the other animals nearby. Soon both Barb and Zorro were moving through the water together. We had gone from seeing Barb being quite active, to swimming towards and now becoming associated with, another animal. It is so interesting to witness such a spectrum of behaviors from any whale and wonder what/why it causes them to do any of it. Such mysterious and majestic mammals all at the same time.
We spotted another pair of spouts and tails from a couple other Humpback whales out in the distance. Unfortunately they were even further away than the ones we were watching so we did not get a chance to see exactly who else was swimming around but no worries, we had plenty enough whale excitement going on close by! It was a wonderful day out on the water and a great way to spend the afternoon.
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