Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday, June 11

The wind and rain stayed away (mostly) just long enough for us to venture out to Jeffreys Ledge. Unfortunately, we didn't find any whales on the Ledge, but we did find 4 minke whales in between the mainland and the Ledge! One minke whale in particular was amazing to watch! It was taking short dives and frequently surfaced near the boat! We all got great looks at it's pointed nose, white flipper patches and curved fin.



Two other minkes were in the area of our cooperative friend, but were a bit more elusive. We then continued on to search other areas only to find no other whales, but a lot of Wilson's storm petrels.  On our way in, we spotted another minke whale but this one apparently didn't want to be watched. We saw it twice and then it vanished. Such is nature! I wonder what we'll find on our next adventure!

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