Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

We attempted to venture offshore this morning but the ocean was still too angry from all the wind the day before. We ended up having to turn around and wait a few more hours before heading back into the Gulf of Maine for whale activity this afternoon. During our afternoon trip we found ourselves a pod of 20 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and four humpback whales!
Atlantic white-sided dolphins
Atlantic white-sided dolphin breaking the surface
The dolphins became associated with Patches the humpback whale and before long another humpback whale, Geometry, joined in the fun!
Geometry
After some looks at all of these mammals we checked out another pair of humpback whales. From a distance Victim and Fan were seen breaching. They ended up settling down once we made our way into the the area. Victim spent most of her time at the surface and got some great looks as this pair moved through the water together.
Victim and Fan
Fan

High arching fluke from Fan

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