Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Prince of Whales September 7

Summer is not over, boy it was a hot one!  Our first stop of the day was with a group of harbor porpoise, they quickly disappeared as they usually do.  Our next stop was with a minke whale who popped up a few times and decided to continue on its merry way. 
We looked over the southern part of the ledge very carefully and we had not seen any blows so we headed north,our friends on the Granite State let us know they had some whlaes so off we went.
"Tornado" heading towards us

"Tornado" rolling over,notice the pleats!
"Tornado"s" fluke
Tornado and calf #7
Tornado was born in 1988 and had its first calf in 1995 named Parallel. Mas-Menus in 1998, Beanie in 2000, a calf in 2003, Samurai in 2006, and a 2008 calf. Its amazing to think she was only 7 years old when she had her first calf!

As we spent time with our mom/calf pair a fin whale moved into the area.
Fin whale's blow holes
It did take some searching today but once again the journey and the time spent looking for whales did pay off.  Thank you to all of our passengers who brought there patience with them today,we appreciate it very much.

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