Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Happy Father's Day to all near and far! Today the ocean was perfection and the whales were plentiful. This morning we saw 5 fin whales, 4 minke whales, 2 humpback whales and 2 basking sharks. Familiar whales included Dingle the fin whale and humpback whales Hornbill and Satula.
Our first whale of the day was Dingle the fin whale!
Basking shark swimming alongside the boat
Most of our sightings were concentrated in such a small area that if you gave it a minute a whale would surface in your vantage point no matter where you happened to be around the boat! So much going on!
Minke whale in the foreground while the tip of a fin whale's dorsal fin is just beyond!
Sleek body of a fin whale on the left and a humpback whale's back on the right
This afternoon the whales were a bit more spread out from one another but plenty of life was still around. We saw 4 minke whales, 2 humpback whales and 4 fin whales. Both Satula and Hornbill were still in the general area but we also were able to check out a pair of fin whales on the move together.
Satula (above and below)

Fin whale

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