Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, September 4

Today we got a chance to spend Labor Day with some of the second largest animals on Earth! In total, we saw 5 fin whales and 4 ocean sunfish.
Ocean sunfish swimming below the surface
Fin whale chevron pattern
One of our fin whales was busy feeding in the area as we watched this whale surface multiple times filtering out lots of salt water while trapping food inside its mouth.
This fin whale has its lower jaw bellowed outward, straining out salt water using its baleen plates
We also saw another fin whale leave some "clouds" behind; digested krill! We are now on our Fall schedule so while our trips are a bit less frequent we continue running through Columbus Day weekend. Stay tuned for more updates from the Gulf of Maine!
Fin whale #9618 was sighted today

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