Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4

This morning we saw 3 Minke whales and 3 Fin whales. We started with Crow the Fin whale consistently on the move. A few Minke whales passed by us as we remained moving with Crow, getting some great looks at this whale.
After lots of searching we ventured closer to shore and ended our trip with a pair of Fin whales. These whales moved through the water together as we enjoyed watching Dingle and #0402 maneuver around.
Fin whale going on a deeper dive
This afternoon we first started with Dingle and #0402 but in a much different location from where we had seen them this morning. We were fortunate to see these whales still synchronizing their movements together through the increased waves thanks to some increased wind.
Pair of Fin whales
Fin whale #0402

Dingle the Fin whale
We pressed on and ended up finding another Fin whale. However, this whale apparently was not interested in being watched. It would surface for a single breath every 8 minutes! We eventually realized this whale was going to win the battle and eased our way out of the area back towards home.

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