Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day! Time continues to go by faster than it should sometimes. Temperatures today felt more like mid-August than September but the whales of course don't mind. During our trip we saw 10 humpback whales, two minke whales, a pair of fin whales, a pod of 15-20 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and a couple of seals. Many of our mammal sightings were napping, maybe enjoying the same weather conditions we were experiencing.
Sleeping harbor seal
Our first whale of the day approached our boat a few times getting some incredible looks at this mellow whale.
Humpback whale swimming towards us
Humpback whale checking us out (while we floated on the surface with our engines off of course!)
Our pair of fin whales were being a little stealthy and further offshore more pairs and trios of humpback whales were napping.
Fin whale
Trio of humpback whales
Some of our humpback whales included Spoon, Spoon's 2018 calf, Chromosome, Owl, I.T., Jabiru, Sigma, Chablis and Chinook.
Owl
Our dolphins were in small sub-pods and occasionally became associated with the humpback whales scattered around.
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
We are heading into our fall whale watching schedule so continue to check out our updates as our trips run through Columbus Day weekend!
Whale tail

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