Friday, July 23, 2010
!!! GET OFF MY BUOY !!!
two or three minke whales,
a finback whale,
and eight humpback whales, including Alphorn (flukeshot shown below), Milkweed, Pele, Cajun and her calf, Nile, Barb, and Scratch.
We spent most of our actual whale watching time with the humpbacks (although the closest whale turned out to be a minke that briefly went under the boat from one side to the other before moving off). For a time we followed Nile and Barb as they slowly swam together in a generally easterly direction, while Scratch appeared to be subsurface feeding by herself not too far away. Then, as we have seen often over the past few weeks, Cajun (flukeshot shown below), Milkweed, Pele, and Alphorn were observed seemingly subsurface feeding as an organized squadron, although Cajun's calf did not seem to participate in the feeding during the time on this particular trip.