Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday, June 10

Today was another memorable day on the open ocean. Today we started our trip with a pod of 75 Atlantic white-sided dolphins. These whales were steadily on the move as they surfaced on either side of the boat.
A couple of Atlantic white-sided dolphins
Out on the ledge we saw two minke whale and three humpback whales. Our first humpback whale is a Blue Ocean Society adoptable whale: Hornbill!
Hornbill the humpback whale
The day ended with a mother/calf humpback whale pair. We were able to identify mom as Dross. While mom fed near the surface her wiggly calf maneuvered around and even breached for us at one point (unfortunately not capture by camera)!
Dross and her calf
Dross
Mom filtering out lots of saltwater; doing some feeding near the surface
Squirmy calf "stretching" out in all sorts of directions

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