Monday, September 19, 2022

September 17-18, 2022

The weather on Saturday was pristine. A crisp clear horizon coupled with calm seas made for beautiful conditions - a great combination for spotting whales. We ended up spending the day with pairs of whales. We first found humpback whales Ase and Touchdown.

Pair of humpback whales

We then spent time with a pair of fin whales, a type of whale that has been absent during recent trips. What a fun treat!

Pair of fin whales
Fin whale

We wrapped up the day with another pair of humpback whales: Sword and Crown.

Sword lobtailing
The revolving door of whales continued on Sunday with familiar individuals and newcomers for the season. In total, we saw eight humpback whales, a pod of 40 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and an ocean sunfish.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins
Ocean sunfish
Identified humpback whales included Pitcher, Owl and her calf, Sword, Clamp, and Patches.
Owl and her calf
Some whales were feeding while others were resting. It's always enjoyable to see different sides of the wildlife behavior spectrum!
Humpback whales diving
Humpback whales surfacing after a bubble cloud

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