|Minke on the move|
|Blue shark at the surface. This shark's dorsal fin is on the left and the tip of its tail can be seen on the right side of this picture.|
This afternoon we were back out looking in some of the same areas where we had spent time with some of our Minke whales from the morning. We ended up getting a chance to spend time with a very cooperative Minke whale.
|A Minke whale pokes out the tip of its snout when it surfaces|
|Beautiful weather for watching whales including this very distinctly shaped dorsal fin Minke whale|
We spent some very nice quality time with this whale before heading over to where some of the other Blue Ocean affiliated whale watching boats were seen earlier. We like to give whales plenty of space so we waited our turn, giving the other boats in the area time with this other species, before we made our way over. A Fin whale was swimming through the scattering of Minke whales around. Initially you might think it was Dingle since we have been seeing this whale over the past couple of days. But in fact that was not the case. Instead another very familiar whale was in the area. Comet has returned for another feeding season to Jeffreys Ledge.
|Comet swimming past the front of the boat|
|Note the left and right sides of Comet's body (above and below). Those scars unfortunately came from a previous entanglement in fishing gear. Luckily Comet still survives today and only bares these scars as a reminder of the incident.|
|This small part of a dorsal fin belongs to a much larger Basking Shark!|
Jeffreys Ledge never ceases to surprise us and with all our great sightings and excited passengers we all got a chance to enjoy some of the world's natural beauty today.