Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

On both of our trips today we saw minke whales, fin whales and humpback whales. This morning we started whale watching before we even got past the Isles of Shoals. A mellow fin whale was roaming around, followed by a minke whale.
Minke whale inside the Isles of Shoals
Further offshore we saw two more minke whales before the trip ended with two humpback whales. Clamp and Hornbill were busy darting around the area.
Hornbill
Clamp circling at the surface
This afternoon our trip started even closer to home. We were less than a mile outside of the harbor when a minke whale popped up. After a few looks we continued on and ended up coming across two fin whales.
Fin whale with the Isles of Shoals in the background
One of our fin whales is a whale first documented by Blue Ocean Society researchers in 2007; #0718.
Fin whale #0718
We then spent time with Clamp the humpback whale creating a few bubble clouds and even lob-tailing once.
Clamp lob-tailing
Hornbill, on the other hand, was on the move and once we caught up to this whale there were two additional minke whales in the area. Some great looks at the variety of life on both of our trips today in the Gulf of Maine!
Hornbill

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