Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

This morning we had a grand slam of sightings; 4 species in just one trip. The day started and continued, and continued, and continued with one minke whale after another. We saw a total of 16 minke whales! One of the reasons for the high number of whales was because the ocean was so calm! Any extra ripple at the surface triggered us to turn in that direction. Basically, anything at the surface wasn't going to be missed!
Minke whale in such a calm sea
We also spent some time with a small pod of 12-15 Atlantic white-sided dolphins before checking out a pair of fin whales nearby.
Dolphins at the surface
Fin whale
Pair of fin whales at the surface together
The trip ended with two humpback whales as we spent our time with Satula, one of Blue Ocean Society's adoptable whales!
Satula
This afternoon the breeze had picked up bringing plenty of white caps to the ocean's surface, but kept us cool as we headed to Jeffreys Ledge. We had a brief look at a minke whale and then spent our time with Satula and Rhino the humpback whales. Satula was originally traveling around at a decent clip but settled and began making bubble clouds.
Satula (above and below)

Rhino on the other hand breached unexpectedly at one point (sorry, I did not capture that moment)!
Rhino

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