These Atlantic white sided dolphins were one of the best pods I have ever seen! The group was extremely tight and almost felt like we were running with a school of herring, not dolphins, due to the numbers and tight spacing. We saw many mothers with calves- some newborns and some yearlings. A big male repeatedly belly flopped, signaling something to the group. Awesome!!
|Mom with calf|
|Mom with yearling|
As we were thinking about leaving for home, our eagle-eyed mate Ryan spotted a tail going down in the near distance. A large whale was among us! We eased into the area and found a humpback whale. This was Crystal!! Crystal has been in the area for nearly 2 weeks which is odd since he normally hangs out on Stellwagen Bank, to our south. For reasons unknown, we have been seeing several "Stellwagen Whales" on Jeffreys Ledge in recent weeks. We are more than happy to see these faithful whales expanding their horizons and visiting new areas.
|Crystal, son of Salt|
|Fin whale diving|
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