Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Captains Lady III August 16

What a beautiful cool summer day on the water.  Both our morning and afternoon trips we had several whales and even diving Northern Gannets.  Our morning trip only took us 13 miles from Newburyport.  We found 8 Minke whales on our morning trip.

Minke dorsal fin

Graceful Minke
One of our morning Minke's

Our afternoon brought us back to the same general area,some of our Minke whales had already moved on to search for more food,then we got a call about some Atlantic White Sided Dolphin in the area,we left the Minke's to find some high spirited tooth whales,as usual they did not disappoint.

Atlantic White Sided Dolphin
During our trips we are  collecting data on what species of marine mammals we may see and note there different behaviors,we also are collecting data on marine debris, a huge problem in all the worlds oceans.  As we were enjoying our dolphins we noticed a boogie board in the middle of the pod of dolphin, never a site we like to see no matter what the article of trash may be.  Captain Ryan quickly noticed the board and he and deck hand Amy retrieved it from the water!!  Gotta love our captains and crew!!

Captain Ryan and Amy saving the day!!
Thank you to all our passengers who joined us today both morning and afternoon trips we completely enjoyed your questions and the energy you brought to our day!

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