Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The humidity finally subsided providing much more cooler temperatures offshore today. This morning our travels took us past 5 minke whales, a pod of 20-25 Atlantic white-sided dolphin and 5 humpback whales.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins
We were extremely lucky to have two of our humpback whales, Milkyway and Nine, hold us hostage! These two adult whales became curious of us so there we sat (with our engines off of course!) as these mammals swam underneath us and circled around the boat. This type of behavior is something we rarely witness especially from adults!
Can you spot the humpback tail? These whales spent time swimming in towards us and underneath us!
Milkway
Nine and Milkyway at the surface
We also saw humpback whales Pinball and Satula before heading for home.
Pinball
This afternoon we had a sighting of 10-12 Atlantic white-sided dolphins that disappeared just as quickly as they appeared. Further along a minke whale swam past us before spending time with Pinball and Doublet the humpback whales.
Pinball
Whale tail
Doublet
The day was not over for on our way home we had a pair of fin whales including fin whale #0932!

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