Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Clear skies were waiting for us as we headed out today after staying on land yesterday allowing the weather to pass. This morning we saw three fin whales, three humpback whales and seven minke whales.
Fin whale
Some whales were on the move while others were spending a decent amount of time at the surface. Known whales included humpback whales Clamp and Hancock.
Clamp (above and below)

Our first sighting of Hancock for the season!
This afternoon we ended up spending time with four humpback whales. Initially, we tried to check out a fin whale but it was not taking many breaths at the surface. Instead, humpback whales Nine and Milkyway mostly rested at the surface while we were in the area.
Nine and Milkyway
Nine diving
On the way home we crossed paths with another pair of humpback whales. Whirlygig and her 2018 calf were only three miles from the harbor! What a special treat to end the day with!
Whirlygig and her calf

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