Though the morning trip was a bit of a surprise with the swell coming in from the SE, the rocking back and forth put some passengers to sleep, while others may not have appreciated the "gift" from Mother Nature as much. Nonetheless, we managed to find a very nice fin whale thanks to our friends on the Granite State. This fin whale, likely #0931, was surfacing submarine-style; popping up out of nowhere, and then sinking without actually diving.
The seas calmed down for the afternoon trip and we were fortunate to find an active pod of 100+ Atlantic white sided dolphins!
As we watched the dolphins, a large whale surfaced nearby. This turned out to be Comet, one of our Adoptable fin whales!! Comet was a bit evasive at first but soon slowed down. Our last view of her was when she surfaced right behind our boat, giving us all a clear view. She was lifting her flukes just barely to the surface repeatedly. Then, just before she dove, she gave us a clear indication of what she had been feeding on- red krill!
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