Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday, June 24

This morning, the wind was still cranking off shore and thunderstorms were imminent so we decided to stay in the harbor. By the afternoon, the sun was out and the seas flattened out nicely! What a difference a few hours can make!

We came across quite a variety of marine life near Jeffreys Ledge. Four or five huge fin whales were spotted including the familiar #9618. 

Several minke whales were also seen and although a bit elusive, we did get great views of one of them. 

Basking sharks (the 2nd largest species of shark) were grouped up as well and one of them came right to the boat, giving most of us a really great view of just how big they are! 

 On our way in, another fin whale and a few minkes were seen along with a small and elusive pod of harbor porpoises.  Such a wonderful variety of ocean wildlife today!

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