Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August 3-5, 2020

The wind was whipping Monday morning so we stayed tied to the dock until our afternoon trip. Out on Jeffreys Ledge the whales were not phased by the choppy seas which continued to subside. Four adult female humpback whales were all associated with each other.
Three of our four humpback whales
Familiar friends Pinball and Spoon were seen with Jabiru and Quote. This is the first time Quote has been in our area this season. Thanks for swimming by Quote!
Quote's beautiful pigmentation pattern
Whale tails
We knew we would be able to sneak in a trip Tuesday morning before we started to feel Hurricane Isaias's effects. The ocean and waves were calm. Little did we know what was waiting for us offshore. FOG. Nooooooo!!!! And not just pockets of fog. This was pea soup kind of fog. We checked out areas where we have been seeing whales. We even went to areas where fishing boats had whale activity just hours earlier. Visibility was working against us all the way back to shore! Yikes. Chalk one up to Mother Nature for her power of the natural elements. Our trips on Wednesday have already been canceled so stay tuned when we get back out on the water later this week!

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