The morning trip brought us 5 fin whales and 3 humpback whales along with a pod of dolphins and a couple of harbor seals. On the afternoon trip, we found dolphins, porpoises, seals, 3 humpback whales and one minke whale!
Both trips showcased a pair of humpback whales- Chablis and Pina. These two were pretty sleepy for both trips, though Chablis was getting a bit wiggly in the afternoon. In the morning, both were logging at the surface and we never even saw their flukes! By afternoon, they still spent a fair amount of time at the surface but would dive down for a few minutes now and then.
Dolphins were great on both trips- jumping out of the water and playing in the wake.
On the morning trip we had several fin whales all around us including #0834. The others have not yet been identified. Mysteriously, the fin whales disappeared during the afternoon, but a minke whale was seen near the humpbacks. Quite the variety of species out there today!!
|Fin whale 0834 on the morning trip|
|Chablis- finally showed us its flukes in the afternoon!|
|Chablis and Pina|
|Crystal, the humpback whale, seen on the morning trip|
|Pina- in the afternoon- she finally woke up!|
|Very large humpback whale!|
|Atlantic white sided dolphins|
|Humpback whale- going down!|
Our passengers were great today- thanks to all of you who made donations to our research effort! We greatly appreciate your support! And a special thanks to our patient passengers on the afternoon trip for tending to our wayward land bird that was trying to take a break from offshore flying! Apparently, heads make good nests for tired birds!
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