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.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

August 31 on the Atlantic Queen

A great day today, with multiple species!

We started out with 3 minke whales just past the Isles of Shoals. These whales came so close to the boat on each side, affording great looks!

We then moved on to spend some time with a fin whale, the second-largest species on Earth!

Fin whale

We finished up the trip with a pair of humpbacks - a male named Patches, who was first sighted in 1980, and a female named Springboard, who was first sighted in 1997. She has had two calves, in 2006 and 2009.




Springboard doing a tail rise

Also, during the trip, we spotted a blue shark, which cruised along the port side of the boat before heading beneath the water surface.

Thanks to all who joined us, and congratulations to Patrick - enjoy your adoption of Satula!

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