Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Captains Lady III July 16

What a hot day both on the dock and off shore.  Our first stop of the day was just off the Isles of Shoals were we found "Comet" once again.  Comet was not moving very far and we were able to get some very close looks at this beautiful fin whale.

Comet with her distinctive scars
Comets dorsal fin
As we spent time with Comet we had 3 Minke whales darting all around the area, not coming to close by but we did get some distant looks at them.  We were surprised to get a call from some of our fishing friends that they had spotted a humpback whale,the only problem with it was it was 8 to 10 miles away.  Captain Chris wanted to be sure all of our passengers got to see a humpback as they have been spread out.  The report was correct and we found "Pinball"  she was circling her prey and blowing bubble clouds to capture her afternoon snack.
Pinball's dorsal fin

Pinball going for a dive 
Pinball's fluke

Pinball popped up right next to the boat today,which we were  not expecting and our passengers got a once and a life time look at her!  Thank you to Captain Chris who went over and beyond to be sure all on board had a great experience,sometimes being late to the dock really pays off!


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