Our first sighting of the day was a trio of Humpback whales. Tornado and her calf were moving through the area but today this pair was joined by another Humpback whale. Barbell, a whale first seen in the Gulf of Maine in 2002, was swimming right alongside the mother/calf pair.
Our next sighting ended up being three more Humpback whales! This trio consisted of all adults and all three of them we napping along the surface. Spoon, Chromosome, and Partition spent the majority of the time we were in the area resting; giving us a great chance to see just how large some of these Humpback whales truly are (and Humpback whales aren't even one of the largest types of whales in the world!).
|Spoon, Chromosome, and Partition all at the surface together|
|Chromosome and Partition providing a great example of just how unique the black and white patterns can be on each and every Humpback whale tail!|
Before heading for home we checked out a few more areas including a spot where two Minke whales were circling around. Both whales were constantly zigging and zagging so with a few looks we pressed on only to come across another Humpback whale just beyond where our Minke whales had been. Another new visitor to Jeffreys Ledge was close by! Patchwork has once again decided to check out the area.