|The dorsal fin and beginnings of Ladder's scar pattern just breaks the surface|
This afternoon we also started with a Fin whale but this whale was taking such short dives as it was literally returning to the surface every 2-3 minutes! We were able to enjoy this whale from all sides of the boat as this animal kept surfacing every which direction not far from the boat! Turns out it was one of the same Fin whales we had gotten the chance to see yesterday. Great to know this animal is still swimming around Jeffreys going after lots of food in the water!
|No official ID # yet but this whale can still easily be identified from other Fin whales we spot!|
With Minke whales surfacing all throughout the afternoon, we documented 9 different Minkes, we also got the chance to spend time with another Fin whale. As we made our way towards a spout in the distance we quickly realized there were two spouts; two Fin whales were swimming together! They continued to follow alongside each other for two different surfacings and then on the third time they split apart. One whale surfaced behind us and one off our port side. We made our way to the animal a bit closer to us and got the chance to watch this whale do some filitering as this animal surfaced a couple times with a mouthful of food and ocean water inside its mouth!
|Fin whale's right profile. Note the lower portion of the jaw line is bright white!|
As seems to be the case oh so often, each sighting provides different behaviors, different experiences, and most importantly different memories for all when having the opportunity to witness such enormous mammals just going about their day! Wonder what memories are to come tomorrow... Only time will tell!