Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday, August 24

Over the past few days we have been dealing with plenty of weather including rain, fog, mist and wind. Sometimes the list feels like it goes on and on and not in a good direction. Today however, things moved in the opposite direction. We started with some fog and cloudy skies but visibility continued to improve, giving us a better chance to see further away, and thus being able to find whales further out in the distance! We got the chance to see 5 Minke whales, 2 Ocean sunfish and 2 Humpback whales today.
Minke whale
While there were a couple of Fin whales out in the distance we had a tough time relocating them once we were in the area so instead we checked out the other types of whales that were spending a bit more time at the surface. Our Minke whales were circling all around as at one point we had 2 Minke whales darting around our boat at the same time.
Minke whale passing by the boat
We also checked out 2 Ocean sunfish spending some time at the surface.
We have been seeing plenty of Ocean sunfish on our trips recently, including this one seen today
Along with these ocean creatures we also spent time with 2 Humpback whales. First #0050 and then Highlighter.
Humpback whale #0050
Both whales were circling around the area, making some tight turns at the surface, giving us some spectacular looks as they maneuvered close to us multiple times.
Close look at a Humpback whale as it circled around the area

We shall see what the whales and weather have in store for us tomorrow!

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