A little while later, we found two wonderful Humpback whales, of which we were able to get some fantastic looks. The whales appeared to be traveling together, and one even seemed to be consistently waiting near the surface while the other was diving deeper!
With the whale close to the surface, you can really get a great look at those long, white flippers that appear green due to all of the plankton in the water!
Once we were able to see the flukes of these whales, we realized they were called Cajun and Crystal. Cajun has a mostly white tail, and for the passenger who was curious about her age, she was born in 1998, making her 14 years old this year!
Crystal has a much darker tail and actually has a very famous mother - she is the 1979 or 1980 calf of Salt, the first humpback whale to be named!
Thank you again to all of our attentive and interested passengers - it was a pleasure to talk to everyone and answer such great questions during the trip! We hope to see you again sometime, either on the boat or at one of our other events!
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