After spending some time with this particular species we decided to check out more of the area directly off Cape Ann. We saw a humpback blow out in the distance. Unfortunately this particular humpback whale was taking 13 minute or more dives. Clearly a very shy and hungry whale. Then in the distance we saw another blow, but this time is was a fin whale. Again this fin whale wasn’t too keen on giving us some good looks at him. Then another humpback whale came into the area. This humpback was Crystal, a male that was first sighted in 1979/80 out in the Gulf of Maine. Crystal was exhibiting some bizarre behavior taking 5 breaths and then diving for 8 minutes or more, coming up for one breath, and then diving again for sometimes as little as 3 minutes. Not very consistent behavior.
With all the diving from this whale we certainly got some great looks at the fluke(tail).
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