|Atlantic white-sided dolphins|
|Jumping through the ocean swell!|
We also got a chance to take a quick look at a Blue shark before it realized a large boat was "creeping up" towards it. We love trying to sneak up on sharks as usually as soon as they realize we are close, with a couple swishes of their tails they swim down into the depths of the ocean.
|Dorsal fin (left) and part of the tail (right) of a Blue shark|
|Patches' dorsal fin (above) and tail (below)|
This afternoon we heard reports from our friends on a few of the other whale watching boats of a Fin whale inshore of Jeffreys Ledge. We decided to head that way, only to get side-tracked for a bit when we came across a few very cooperative Harbor porpoise (many times we never even stop to try to take a look at these whales as they are EXTREMELY skittish around boats!) and our familiar lack-of-dorsal fin Minke whale. We spent some time with both of these species before continuing on. Once in the area we waited, and waited, and our passengers may have started to think we were waiting for nothing when suddenly a spout was seen out in the distance. The Fin whale was still nearby. One look at this whale and we all smiled to see that Ladder was once again in our area!
|Ladder surfacing for a breath of air|
|Fin whale #2 of our pair|
|Rainbow-blow and dorsal fin from one of our Fin whales|