Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8

Happy World Oceans Day to all! We celebrated the day with a school trip always hoping to continue to inspire future generations on the importance and need for a healthy marine environment. Don't forgot over 70% of the world's oxygen is produced by the ocean. We humans literally need that to survive! Our trip consisted with a variety of life including whales, sharks and plenty of bird-life attempting to feast in it all. We saw a minke whale, a highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, 3 fin whales and 8 basking sharks.
Minke whale
Basking shark swimming at the surface (tail fin on the left and dorsal fin on the right)
Basking shark dorsal fin
The right whale and basking sharks were busy feeding on plankton. Our fin whales were moving around but what a great opportunity to spend the day seeing both the second largest sharks in the world (the basking shark!) and the second largest animals in the world (the fin whale)!
Basking shark swimming towards us with its mouth wide open!
Fin whale

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