Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Whale Watching Trip August 3, 2010
1100 am Whale Watch - Tammy
Today we travelled to the Southeast corner of Stellwagen Bank. We had moderate winds and 3-5 foot seas. As we traveled across the Bank we saw huge splashes in the distance. As we got closer, these huge splashes were a whale breaching repeatedly out of the water! This whale turned out to be Nile. A couple of minutes later another whale was spotted and also breached out of the water! This whale turned out to be Barb.
Nile and Barb have been spotted together quite often this season. We’re not sure why these whales have been spending so much time together but we were very lucky that they were. Nile and Barb repeatedly breached for the whole hour we spent with them! We saw several spinning head breaches as well as some chin breaches. We also got to see Nile doing some rolling and flipper slapping. We had a fantastic day offshore with these two animals!