Tuesday, July 26, 2022

July 25-26, 2022

The weather on Monday was not on our side and so we remained on land eager for the beautiful conditions in the forecast on Tuesday. Conditions did not disappoint. It was a beautiful day in our section of the Gulf of Maine on both of our trips today, with lots of life to look at. This morning, we had our first "grand slam" of the season - all four of our most commonly sighted whale species all in one trip. We saw at least five minke whales, Satula the humpback whale, three fin whales (including a pair), and a pod of at least 100 Atlantic white-sided dolphins!

Minke whale
Pair of fin whales
Atlantic white-sided dolphins (above and below)

Oh, and don't forget the half dozen ocean sunfish and even a blue shark sighting. Wow.

Ocean sunfish
If you look closely, you can see a blue shark subsurface!
Great shearwater over the glassy ocean

The afternoon provided its own gorgeous looks at marine life, continuing to be surrounded by calm seas. We came across, likely, the same pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins (thanks Captain Jonathan!), an ocean sunfish, a fin whale, and two humpback whales - Pinball and Mostaza.

Ocean sunfish
Afternoon fin whale
Atlantic white-sided dolphin in flat calm conditions

Humpback whale

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