|Bat (above and below) heading down on a deeper dive|
|Crystal's back and dorsal fin out of the fog|
|Crystal in the fog|
This afternoon we headed back to the same area and even with a bit of haze on the horizon we knew we had a good chance of finding at least some of the whales we had seen in the morning, if any of them decided to continue circling around the area. Since many of the other fellow whale watching boats were also around and had relocated some of our morning whales we knew we had time to give the boats, and most importantly the whales, plenty of space to move around. Having multiple whales in a vicinity is great as this minimizes any chance of "crowding" a whale with multiple boats. We ended up getting some very nice looks at a Minke whale that was circling around the boat so much so that it kept showing up all around the vessel. At one point this whale even rolled upside down underneath the water. Soon we maneuvered to one of the reported whales in the area as it was a very familiar dorsal fin and tail, Bat was still in the area!
|Bat diving once again|
|Loggerhead turtle head!|
|Our turtle swimming around just below the ocean surface!|
|Loggerhead Turtle still maneuvering through the water off our port side!|
Once our turtle disappeared and Hornbill swam further away we knew we could make our way closer to the other whale in the area. After making our way through a few Minke whales also in the area we got the chance to spend time with Crystal. This whale had been actively smacking its flippers on the water and yet once again we fortunate enough to see this type of display not only from out in the distance, but close by, as this whale once again had it's flipper held high in the air!
|Crystal sticking her tail (left) and flipper (right) out of the water|
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