Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21

The winds finally slacked off enough allowing for us to go searching for whale life again this afternoon. Our travels took us past multiple Minke whales, 4 in total, getting looks at a few and seeing others out in the distance.
Minke whale
We also were fortunate enough to spend time with Fin whale #9709.
Fin whale #9709 in the process of going on a dive
This whale was first sighted by our research affiliates the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation in 1997! This whale has been seen a handful of times already this season so it is great knowing this whale is still sticking around our small portion of the Gulf of Maine.
Fin whale surfacing for a breath of air while swimming in towards us

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