Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How is it already August? Time flies when you spend your days searching for and watching whales! This morning we saw at least 10 minke whales, 7 fin whales and 3 humpback whales. At one point we were surrounded by 5 fin whales with spouts appearing in all directions around us.
Fin whale spout
Our first fin whale of the trip
Fin whale #0354
Our humpback whales this morning included Pitcher, Abrasion and Ebony. Pitcher was occasionally being active at the surface lunging through bubble clouds, tail-lobing and flipper slapping. Abrasion even got in at the fun for a moment and was flipper slapping out in the distance too!
Pitcher
Ebony
Pitcher lob-tailing
Flipper
This afternoon we started the trip with Hornbill the humpback whale steadily traveling along.
Hornbill swimming through the waves
Hornbill
We were also fortunate to spend time with a group of 100 Atlantic white-sided dolphins spread out all around the boat.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins
At one point, right in the middle of all the dolphin action, a harbor seal popped up close to the boat. It checked us out, we checked it out and then off it went!
Harbor seal
Before heading for home we also saw a pair of fin whales moving around the area. Every trip always provides its own experiences!
Fin whale spout with land so close beyond!

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