Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27

This morning we started our whale watch soon after passing by the Isles of Shoals. A relatively small minke whale was moving about.
This particular minke whale appeared to be much smaller than ones we normally encounter
After a few looks at this "nugget" we headed further offshore and saw 3 fin whales. We had one fin whale napping and even fin whale #0282 nearby.
The tip of the tail of one of our fin whales today!
Fin whale #0282
Our last whales of the trip were two humpback whales. Hornbill and Gondolier are still spending time in the Jeffreys Ledge area!
Humpback whale tail
We thought our sightings were over but not quite yet. During our trip home we found 5 basking sharks!
Two basking shark dorsal fins at the surface near the Isles of Shoals
This afternoon we started the trip in search of some basking sharks and found just that! We checked out one of these large sharks before heading further offshore.
Basking shark dorsal fin
During our travels we found 3 minke whales and even Hornbill the humpback whale again.
This time on our travels home we let Mother Nature showcase some other impressive sights with the cool cloud formations we saw as the weather rolled out offshore.

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