Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

We were required to do some searching on both of our trips today. Those silly whales like to use their tails and move about so we must follow suit and find their new spots! This morning we saw at least 10 minke whales, a fin whale and a small pod of 8-10 Atlantic white-sided dolphins.
Minke whale
Sleek, and sometimes sneaky, fin whale
Fin whale
Atlantic white-sided dolphin just beyond the Isles of Shoals
This afternoon we saw four minke whales (some remaining below the water for much longer periods of times than others) and two fin whales. Our fin whales were busy circling around the area and even though they were moving independently from each other they were never too far away, allowing for some fin-tastic looks!
Afternoon fin whale
Second fin whale in the area
Some of the bird activity was so close to the boat! Here, a great shearwater and a few Wilson's storm petrels go after some food.
Up-close look at a Wilson's storm petrel

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