|Fin whale surfaces with absolutely no affect to the water|
|Chevron (gray shading pattern) of our Fin whale|
|Whale's reflection on the surface as it goes on a deeper dive|
|Back and dorsal fin of our adult female Fin whale|
|Mom's dorsal fin as her calf surfaces just beyond her|
|Chevron pattern of our adult female|
|Fin whale calf swims in towards the boat|
|Mom/calf Fin whale pair|
|Fin whale #0813|
This afternoon we headed back to where we had been in the morning but got diverted as our friends on the Atlantic Queen informed us of a small pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins. These whales certainly were on the move. They were charging through the water, creating plenty of white water, allowing us to easily keep tract of these animals as they moved through the area.
With some nice looks we moved further offshore. The whales we had seen in the morning had moved as the area was quiet as far as spouts, disturbances, and backs of whales were non-existent. With more calm water we knew if something was around we would see it. Eventually we ended up coming into an area with a single Fin whale. This whale was being so relaxed we only got a chance to see its dorsal fin a few times the entire time we spent with this animal! Luckily this whale had such a distinctive fin we knew in an instant who it was. #0813 was still swimming around our area!
|Fin whale #0813 barely showcasing any of it's body this afternoon|
With a bit more time we decided to check out a couple other spots nearby. We ended up in an area where were had a least 5 more Fin whales around! All these whales were being a bit confusing as they were circling around the area constantly changing direction so we just stayed put making sure we were not interfering with the movements of the whales.
|Fin whale #9709 was in the mix of activity this afternoon|
Thanks to all our passengers today who kept an eye out for all kinds of activity as in addition to all the whales we saw today we also got the chance to spot 5 Blue sharks this morning and 11 this afternoon!