Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 20-21, 2019

The weekend arrived with sweltering heat and in rare occurrences, being out on the ocean does not provide much reprieve from the toasty temperatures. The whales were busy moseying around and we took advantage of their movements. On Saturday morning we saw six minke whales, a few harbor seals, and humpback whales Patches and Zorro. Glass-like sea conditions were perfect for whale-gazing.
Minke whale
Harbor seal
The ocean was so calm!
Whale tail
On the afternoon trip we had a minke whale, Zorro and Patches again and even a brief glimpse of a fin whale.
Humpback whale diving
Lunge from Patches the humpback whale
Sunday, a slight breeze managed to cool us down a bit while we searched for life in the Gulf of Maine. The morning trip included a sighting of an ocean sunfish and two humpback whales. Plenty of great looks at all the wildlife we spent time with!
Humpback whale diving
Subsurface ocean sunfish
Humpback whale lunging through the water
On the afternoon trip, we saw three minke whales and three humpback whales.
Whales have been so close to the shore recently!
Minke whale
Humpback whale spout

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