Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19 Atlantic Queen

2 Fin whales
Another great day on the water, with plenty of baleen whales around!  In total, we saw 4 fin whales (including a pair traveling together) and 11 minke whales. We even got to see a bluefin tuna jumping!

Our first whale was just past the Isles of Shoals - it was a minke whale, that we got a few good looks at. We continued on a bit farther and saw a fin whale.

Then we headed further east to Jeffreys Ledge, where we found 3 fin whales (2 together, one traveling by itself), surrounded by several minkes!

Minke whale
We got great looks at one of the minkes especially. The fin whales were behaving very erratically - moving all over the place, so their surfacings were difficult to predict, but overall it was great to be surrounded by so much life!

Two fin whales together

Fin whale with distinctive scar on its side

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