|Hello again Fjord!|
One familiar whale lead to another. It was Halfmoon the Humpback whale. Another animal we had seen less than 24hrs before in a section of Jeffreys Ledge miles away! Halfmoon kept us keyed in on its movements as this whale created a few bubble clouds (something we have been seeing from this animal multiple days in a row no matter where on the Ledge we keep seeing this whale) all while meandering around the ocean for a bit.
Our first whales this afternoon were Pinball the Humpback whale and her calf. Both animals were slowly moving around as we got some great looks as these two whales effortlessly swam in synchrony together.
|With a flick of her tail, Pinball creates quite the saltwater disturbance |
|Pinball's calf showcasing the underside of it's tail for us|
|Half of Pinball's tail (left) and her large white flipper (right)|
|Pinball's calf breaches|
The behaviors of these two whales changed in a matter of moments and we had no idea how long any of it would last. The thrill of all whales is the unpredicted nature these massive creatures exhibit and understanding the full luck and appreciation of any such movements these animals make. Our time had been very much enjoyable before this pair started becoming active, making the whole experience that much more special as I hope you realize it was all luck to see such remarkable moments to begin with.
Many thanks to Pinball and her calf for permanently embedding quite the memory into so many of our passengers today as we also got to add to this trip 2 Fin whales and a couple of Minke whales as well into our afternoon outing.
|Rainbow at Rye Harbor|