|Atlantic white-sided dolphin|
Our friends on the Prince of Whales alerted us to some Atlantic white-sided dolphins in the area, and we had a great time watching about 30 of these dolphins travel all around our bow, stern and both sides of the boat. Things really kicked into gear when we left the area - as we picked up speed, the dolphins started leaping in our wake!
|Atlantic white-sided dolphins|
Today was a great example of how our local whale watch boats cooperate. After we did a circle offshore and didn't see anything, we spoke to our friends on the Granite State who said they had a humpback - it was taking long dives, but it was there!
We got closer and found Seal, a male humpback born in 1984. Seal was moving very slowly at the surface, and several times instead of taking a deeper dive, he just sank. So it was a great surprise when twice, he lifted his huge flukes out of the water in what looked like a combination tail breach and lob tail. We got a great look at his enormous (probably about 14' from tip-to-tip) tail before he settled down again for more hanging out at the surface.
|Seal the humpback whale|
We spotted more minke whales and a harbor seal on the way in. Overall, lots of variety out there and a great day to be on the water!
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