Our first pair of whales were humpbacks! One was named Victim- a female who has had at least 3 calves that we know of. Her companion wasn't lifting its tail so we haven't been able to positively ID it yet but we are working on it with only the dorsal fin to go on. **This just in- we identified Victim's friend as another female named Bat!
As we went in search of another spout, a minke whale surfaced nearby, and then surprising us, we saw a fin whale!! Quite the variety of life out there today! At one point as we were waiting for the fin whale to surface, we spotted a blow a little further away. We were about to move towards it until we saw something huge right in front of the boat- the fin whale had come to find us!! Incredibly amazing looks at this whale- the second largest on the planet- as it passed just feet from the bow.
|Fin whale spouting right in front of the boat|
|Fin whale dorasl fin|
|Fin whale swirly chevron/blaze marking|
|Minke with notched dorsal fin|
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