Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11

It most certainly was a Fall-like day today. Cool temperatures and some raindrops to deal with reminded us that it is definitely not summer anymore. The lack of wind made for absolutely calm seas however, which is always a bonus when it comes to searching for whales. We ended up seeing 3 Humpback whales, a Minke whale and many, many pods of Harbor porpoise. The Minke whale was scooting around the outskirts of the area where we started with our first Humpback whale of the trip. This whale was slowly moving around area and turned out to be Jabiru.
Jabiru
We enjoyed watching this relaxed whale before we decided to do some exploring around the area. Our next whales turned out to be two new whales for us this year! A pair of Humpback whales were spending time side by side each other. After a few looks we were able to figure out it was Highlighter and Orbit.
Highlighter
Orbit
It is always fun to find new animals for us, at any time of the year, but even more so now that we are down to the last few trips of the year. These wild whales really do utilize the Gulf of Maine for as long as possible before they migrate south for the winter and on any given day can provide new and exciting sightings!
Highlighter and Orbit slowly moving along

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