fin whale, Dingle, were in an area relatively close to shore. Dingle was alternating between long, 10-minute dives, and short, 3-minute dives. The minkes were scooting around as minke whales do.
|Fin whale #0369, Dingle|
|Dingle off the Isles of Shoals!|
|Fin whale with dolphin in the background|
|Atlantic white sided dolphins|
It didn't take long to identify these fin whales. One was our good friend, Ladder, one of our adoptable whales, and his new friend who has yet to be ID'ed but has been seen in the area for the past couple weeks.
|Fin whale with patchy mark on back|
One fin whale was a bit aloof while the other was a bit more cooperative. After a look at this whale close to shore, near Cape Ann, we identified it as #0112, a fin whale first seen in 2001 and who is seen on Jeffreys Ledge almost annually! Hopefully this reoccurring whale will be named soon!
|Fin whale #0112 off Thatchers Island|