Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27 Atlantic Queen

What a day out at Jeffreys Ledge! It was a little bit rough on the way out with south west winds. We certainly had a wet trip with large waves crashing over the starboard side of the boat. Certainly made for an exciting day! We headed out to an area that we were in yesterday and kept our fingers crossed that the whales were still in the area. Sighting the whales was a little difficult because of all of the white caps out on the water, but luckily we saw a few spouts up a head of us. The first whale we saw was a humpback, possibly Howler, although I couldn't get photos because it was so rough up on the fly bridge. After this whale went down for a deeper dive we saw quite a bit of splashing out in the distance and decided to investigate.
Boy were we in for a special treat! We had "dancing" humpback whales. Multiple breaches, flipper slapping, tail breaches, lob name it we saw it! It was three humpbacks in the area; Valley, Perseid, and Fulcrum. Here are some of the best photos of today's trip. Thank you to everyone who joined us out there!

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