|"scar minke" off the bow!|
|Scar Minke showing both of its scars|
|Fin whale 0932's chevron|
|Fin whale 0932's notchy dorsal|
|Fin whale spout|
The afternoon trip brought us 6 minke whales and an ocean sunfish! The minkes started off being a bit elusive but we ended up with a great trip. Several times, the minkes surfaced close to the boat.
As we waited for one of the minkes to surface again, we saw a splash close by. I assumed it was one of the minkes playing around. But then it happened again, and this wasn't a minke whale- it was an ocean sunfish- the largest species of bony fish! So cool!!! Ocean sunfish (Mola mola) has been seen hopping out of the water before but it is really rare to witness, especially so close to the boat!
|Ocean Sunfish trying to fly|
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