Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

Greetings! Thanks for visiting our blog. Our staff and interns will be posting their experiences here working on whale watch boats in NH and MA.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2 Starfish

Incredibly foggy start to the day. We were worried that we wouldn't be able to get off the dock, or even under the bridge. Luckily we decided to press on and see if the fog would lift. Just as we saw the shore disappear into the fog the visibility greatly improved out at sea. Once we made our way out to Jeffreys Ledge we were met by 4 separate fin whales. One of the fin whales gave passengers quite a few good looks!
Fin whale
Fin whale poop!
In the distance we saw the Atlantic Queen and decided to head over and see what they had found. We were surprised to find a pair of humpback whales! One of which was Ballpark, a humpback whale with a large barnacle on its dorsal fin. Ballpark was incredibly curious and kept approaching our boat. Perhaps Ballpark was "people watching" while we were whale watching.

Ballpark (see the large barnacle on the dorsal fin)
Thanks to everyone who joined us today! Happy early anniversary Leslie (and husband). Hope you enjoy your new whale adoption of Comet!
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