Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday, August 7

This morning we spent time with two different minke whales. Our first whale of the day was a very familiar one. It was Scar minke, a whale that survived being hit by a boat earlier in its life and now just bears the scar of this unfortunate incident. Blue Ocean Society researchers have been documenting this whale in the Jeffreys Ledge region since 1995!
Scar minke

Second minke whale of the morning (above and below)

This afternoon we saw two minke whales and a humpback whale.
Minke whale swimming past us
Our humpback whale was also a familiar whale for the region. Hornbill was on the move through the area. This whale was first sighted in the Gulf of Maine in 1977. Yep, that means this whale is at least 40 years old!
Did you know both Scar and Hornbill are adoptable whales with the Blue Ocean Society? For more information on whale adoptions click HERE
Whale tail

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