Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22

Happy Autumn all! Our last hours of Summer and first few hours of Autumn were quite lovely this morning especially since we were watching whales in such pristine sea conditions today. We had a school trip today and enjoyed showing young minds a variety of marine mammals during our travels! The day started with a large pod of 75-100 Atlantic white-sided dolphins.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins
These whales were busy feeding and traveling and didn't mind our presence as we watched them swim through the water.
Slightly too zoomed in capturing these dolphins swimming alongside us!
Doesn't get much better than this with these Atlantic white-sided dolphins
We then checked out a pair of Humpback whales which turned out to be Geometry and Daffodil.
First pair of Humpback whales for the day
From there we were seeing more spouts in the distance so off we went to investigate. Turns out there were two Fin whales moving through the area and another pair of Humpback whales.
Fin whale swimming past us
The Humpback whales, Owl and Jabiru, napped the whole time we were in the area! Even marine mammals need their rest and what beautiful conditions to do it in!
Humpback whales Owl and Jabiru
Before heading for home we passed by a few harbor seals, a Minke whale in the distance and re-found Geometry and Daffodil now napping as well. What a spectacular way to ring in the change of seasons!
Geometry and Daffodil again

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