Thursday, June 29, 2017
Thursday, June 29, afternoon trip
This afternoon, we found minke and fin whales right behind the Isles of Shoals. This is really close to shore to encounter large whales but sometimes when the bait moves in, so do the whales! Upon closer inspection of our images, one of our whales was a regular, known as 2-Scoops. The others we have yet to ID but are working on it! We saw many more minke whales as we continued offshore. And next we found a basking shark! Further out, we encountered the humpback known as Hornbill and got to spend some prolonged time with him as he just cruised at the surface for several minutes! On our journey home, we spotted more sharks, some harbor seals, minke whales and even a fin whale inside of the Isles of Shoals! Fantastic day!