On Monday's trips there were plenty of whales to look at. Each trip provided whales nearby as well as out in the distance. Seven humpback whales were sighted on both trips. In the morning, we had a 'surprise' visitor; a fin whale! It's been weeks since the last time a fin whale has been sighted, which is odd when you think about the fact that fin whales eat similar food that humpback whales eat! A welcome whale for sure.
Three minke whales were also sighted among humpback whales Wigwam, Sedge, Clamp, Badge, Owl, Quill and Satula.
|Yikes, too close for my eyes!|
During the afternoon trip on Monday, in addition to the numerous humpback whales, a small pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins were seen, an ocean sunfish and our first turtle sighting of a season- a loggerhead! Unfortunately, the turtle was shy and slipped under the surface quickly but what a fun find to come across.
Afternoon humpback whales included Clamp's 2016 calf, Satula, Quill, Quote and Clamp.
|Morning Minke whale|
|Great shearwater meandering past us|