Flat calm seas and clear blue skies made for great whale spotting conditions. We started a little inshore of the ledge with a couple of Minke whales that were swimming close by the boat. Minke whales are the smallest of the baleen whales in our study area, but they still have average lengths of about 20 feet long and are much larger than us humans. As they swam around us, they gave us an idea as to just how small we are in comparison to everything we see out on the open ocean.
|Ebony going on a deeper dive|
While watching her, we did see a few fin whales in the area, but we didn't have a lot of time left to spend off shore and decided to spend quality time with Ebony. She does not have a calf this year, but she gave all our passengers such great looks and it was a perfect way to end our afternoon and our day overall.