|Halfmoon off on another deeper dive!|
This afternoon we were excited to hear reports of whales much, much, much(!) closer to home. We ended up traveling to a different area of the Ledge than our morning trip allowing us to spend some very nice time with more Minke whales, a couple more splashes from Bluefin tuna, and 2 other Fin whales than the ones sighted this morning. To our excitement we recognized one of our Fin whales as an animal known to Jeffreys Ledge over the years. It was #9709. We know this animal is a female as she was seen swimming with her calf in 2007! Taking only 4-5min dive we got the chance to get some great looks at her especially at one point when she swam alongside and just beyond the stern of the boat!
|The left and right (below) sides of #9709|
|A whole lot of body from #9709!|
|Fin whale creating a tiny "rain-blow" from the diminishing spout as it catches the sun's rays just right|