|Minke whale as it surfaces close to the boat! (above and below)|
Thanks to the quick work of our Fin whale-master crew member we were also able to identify exactly which Fin whale we were watching. This Fin whale, #0932, was first seen on Jeffreys Ledge in 2009 and thanks to past research efforts in the Northeast we also know this is a male that was first seen in the Gulf of Maine in 1995. Nothing beats figuring out exactly "who" we are watching and continuously gaining more knowledge about life around Jeffreys Ledge!
|Fin whale #0932 spending time less than 10 miles offshore!|
|#0932 just beyond Duck Island|