Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June 29-30 and July 1, 2020

The weather kept us land-bound at the start of the week with no trips on Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday we were 'thrilled' to see the fog monster had returned as we ventured out on our morning trip. But weren't we giddy to see the fog dissipate earlier than expected finding ourselves surrounded by a slight swell but otherwise calm seas. On our morning trip on Wednesday we first found a basking shark followed by an ocean sunfish. Not whales but our first sightings of these marine creatures for our 2020 season!
Basking shark dorsal fin
Ocean sunfish (above and below)

Once on Jeffreys Ledge we found an old friend, Crow the fin whale! This whale was first sighting in 1998. Welcome back friend.
The afternoon trip we check out another region of the Jeffreys Ledge area. This time we came across a different fin whale. This whale was staying close by, filtering occasionally at the surface and providing nice looks at this massive creature.

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