Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

It has been a very windy week so we were ready to go whale watching. We did a bit of searching today as whales were void in areas they have recently been. Don't be shocked by this. Whales are wild animals and move where and when they want to. We must react to their unknown movements and ultimately ended up seeing some new and still familiar whales during our travels. We saw 12 humpback whales, two ocean sunfish and a pod of 50 Atlantic white-sided dolphins.
Pair of humpback whales
Whale tail
Ocean sunfish subsurface
Dolphin on the move
We were able to identify some of the whales seen including Chromosome, Owl, Tornado, Valley, Ravine, Tear and Fan. Using the unique black and white pigmentation patterns on the underside of humpback whale tails allows us to determine each individual in the area. Look below to see how different these pigments can be!
Owl's tail pattern
Valley's unique pigmentation


Fan's almost all white tail
We returned to a beautiful moon rise in the harbor on this Autumnal Equinox

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