On our 9 AM trip we headed to the SW corner of the bank. We had quite a few spread about, including over a dozen humpbacks, a couple of finbacks and half a dozen minkes. We had a group of three, which included Tongs, Venom and Tear. This trio became a foursome, with the fourth whale likely being Canopy's 08 calf and stayed together for some time before Tear broke off from the group and headed north while the other three headed SE.
On our 2 PM trip, weather and sea conditions remained the same. We headed a bit farther north of the SW corner and began with a pair, includi
Birds seen today included: Cory's shearwater, greater shearwater, and sooty shearwaters, Wilson's storm petrels, laughing gulls, common terns, black backed gulls and herring gulls.
On a side note: the Dolphin Fleet reported having Salt and Cardhu together today. The pair has been together for ~ a week. These two whales are known to have a long term association and spend several weeks together each