Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 27

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! The unofficial start of summer has arrived and with that the start of the weekend could not have been more impressive. We had saw six different types of whales today; so much to look at! Our sightings today included 2 fin whales inshore of the Isles of Shoals, 4 minke whales, 20 sei whales, 1 highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, humpback whale #0050 and a pod of 10 Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Wow, what a list!
Fin whale
Almost all of the sei whales were actively feeding at the surface. At one point we literally could not move as we were surrounded by whales in all directions lunging through the water.
Multiple sei whales at the surface
Sei whale lunging through the water
The flipper of one sei whale is visible above the surface while another sei whale swims on its side feeding barely beyond
Sei whale with its mouth open swimming past us
If only every day was just as active but that's why wildlife is so amazing. Never will we know what, where, and how much life we will encounter on any single day. Nature will always have us giddy to learn what may be out there!
Incoming whale!
Humpback whale #0050

Atlantic white-sided dolphin

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed it, and appreciate the information from the naturalist on board. What a wonderful experience we will always remember.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Roger. It was a very special day and one we too won't be forgetting any time soon!

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