|Ocean Sunfish just below the surface|
|"Scar Minke"'s forward scar|
|"Scar Minke"'s prominent scar|
Our return trip brought a third that we passed by on our way home to Rye.
By the afternoon trip, the seas had calmed dramatically, making whale spotting much easier. We started out by seeing an ocean sunfish amidst the Isles of Shoals! This sunfish was very cooperative and was spending its afternoon just lazing at the surface, basking in the sun. Not far from the Shoals, we saw our first whale- a minke whale! We got a brief look at it, and then it decided it had better things to do and we never saw it again. We continued on. A report came over the radio of a large fin whale in the area so we headed there. In that area, we saw 2 minke whales briefly and the fin whale once but then as soon as these whales were seen, they also disappeared. It still baffles me how a 70-ton animal can vanish. But that was the case today.
|Minke Whale nose again!|
|"Scar Minke"'s left side|
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