|First Fin whale of the day|
As we continued to travel along our friends from the Prince of Whales called to report lots of whale activity near their vessel. We decided to alter course and head towards the report in hopes that something would still be swimming around once we got there. Once in the area we certainly had plenty to look at. Our friends had brought us to an area where whales were everywhere! Everything was circling around, surfacing sporadically, constantly making tight, tight turns! Almost everything we saw was actively feeding.
Fin whales were surfacing with lower jaws bellowed out, surfacing with such force, there would be constant white-water around them... a huge indication of filtering and food constantly being trapped inside their large mouths!
|One of the many Fin whales in the area swimming by|
A few Fin whales were even paired up amazingly keeping in sync with each other as they shifted to the left and to the right with each breath of air. In the mix of at least 7 Fin whales charging around there were also 3 Humpback whales doing the exact same thing.
The Humpback whales were also surfacing with lower jaws extended out and even saw a couple open-mouth lunges as they broke through the surface of the ocean. It was truly whale pandemonium everywhere! Whales were spending minutes under the water so at any given time you could see a visible spout from some mammoth whale continuing to circle around the area.
|Cinder the Humpback whale|
|Humpback whale creating lots of white water as it surfaced filtering out plenty of salt water!|
|A new visitor to our area this season! Great to see you doing some feeding Kilter the Humpback whale|