Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22 Prince of Whales

Happy Autumnal Equinox!!  It certainly felt like fall when we left the dock this morning. Overcast skies, cool air and a bit of reminder of Mother Nature's power in terms of the sea conditions! We certainly were not expecting the rolly-polly seas out there today!  But the whales were well worth the uncomfortable ride! Once we got to our destination, we saw blows from whales all around us! I can't remember a time in recent history when we've had so many whales!

Humpback and Fin whales were all mixed in. We found singles, pairs and even a trio of fin whales!!  However, as a researcher, obtaining the data and images of each whale proved challenging and we only got a small fraction of the data we wanted out there! So many whales, so little time!

All things considered, we had an amazing trip with many close looks at many whales! Below are a few images of our adventure. Thanks to everyone for sharing this experience with us, even though I know many of you did not fully enjoy the oceanic gift from Mother Nature!
Two fin whales

Cinder, the humpback whale

Hippocampus, the humpback whale

Two humpback whales

Humpback whale's blowholes!

Close look at the second largest animal on Earth!

Fin whale- check out the distinctive scars behind the fin.

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