Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 17 Granite State

What started off as a pretty wet and wild ride turned into an awesome day. We left the harbor, expecting the forecast to hold true and that the wind would rapidly diminish, but as we took wave after wave over the bow, we realized that wasn't going to be the case. Luckily our group of students from Vermont was flexible and we were able to duck into calm Gosport Harbor at the Isles of Shoals for lunch and a respite (and some education).  After a bit, the seas did appear to calm so we headed back out in search of whales.

In no time at all we spotted our first blow. Then a second blow! We found two humpback whales who were spending a lot of time riding the roller coaster of waves- just laying at the surface and taking relatively short dives!

This pair was Victim and Pina once again! The waves seemed to play a part in their diving behavior as sometimes they would disappear without any sign of diving, while other times they would raise their flukes really high out of the water!

Such a great day with a great bunch of students. Thanks for all the great, insightful questions and the hearty, sea-loving attitudes!

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