|Minke whale with a very distinctive dorsal fin shape. Fairly certain we have seen this whale in past seasons because of the unique shape of this fin|
|Another morning Minke whale|
|Humpback whale tail|
This afternoon we started with a few Minke whales, seeing 4 in total during the trip, before checking out a whale much larger than that of a Minke whale. It was a Fin whale but, not just a single Fin whale, it was a mother and her calf! The calf however, was meandering around further away as mom circled closer by. We only saw the calf a few times and decided to stick closer to mom as she was being much cooperative at the surface. It was #9709, a whale first seen by our research affiliates, the Blue Ocean Society, in 1997! We got some spectacular looks at mom before heading further offshore.
|Fin whale #9709 was circling around all afternoon long|
|Fin whale spout|
|Humpback whale before disappearing from our view above the waterline today|