Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aug 2 Prince of Whales

Today we took the southern route out to Jeffreys Ledge. Although it took us a while to find marine mammals, the work paid off. We found an active pod of Atlantic white sided dolphins! This group was composed of about 20-30 individuals who were happy to play in our wake!

As we continued on, we searched and searched. Then we saw a spout a couple miles ahead. This turned out to be a humpback whale named Bat! Bat is a 33+year old female who has had 7 documented calves! She was staying under for about 9-10 minutes but she wasn't moving too quickly so we got some nice looks before it was time to head in.

On our return trip, we passed by another pod of dolphins- this pod was smaller than the first with about 10 individuals in it. As I mentioned, we usually only see dolphins on about 25% of our trips so it was fantastic to see 2 pods on one trip!!

Thanks to our interested and enthusiastic passengers today!

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