What a gorgeous day! We had nice, calm seas and sunny skies as we headed towards the southern end of Jeffreys Ledge.
Our first sighting was a minke whale who was zipping around, apparently feeding on a patch of prey. We got some quick looks at this energetic whale before getting some great looks at Satula, a humpback first seen in 1988. He was named for the saddle-shaped marking on his left fluke - satula is the Finnish word for "saddle."
|Satula - see the saddle-shaped marking on the left fluke?|
Satula was moving slowly at the surface, but seemed to be feeding as he was zig-zagging around and we saw a bubble cloud rise up behind him at one point! There were also a couple minke whales in the area.
|Satula's back and dorsal (he lost his dorsal fin several years ago)|
|Fin whale - can you see the white lower jaw?|
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