After the past three rainy days, I could not wait to get back on the water today!!! And of all the days to come back to the water, I got to watch the Queen of the Sea, my second favorite whale, which I'll tell you who that is a little later in my entry.
It turned out to be a beautiful day out on the water. The group of whales we were watching today were a bit of a different crew then I was used to. We were welcomed to the bank area by a breacher which I could not identify and we had a lot of surface feeding behaviors as we approached.
There were a lot of bubble clouds that the whales were creating and then all of a sudden it was like dinner was over and the whales went back to just swimming out of and around the area. We had about 10-15 whales in the area, but the only ones I could identify were Salt, my second favorite, and her calf of this year, Zelle. We also had Ganesh (see photo below), and Wizard (see photo at top of posting), then a bunch of other whales that I haven't identified because they were staying rather low profile fluke-wise.
We also did have some minke whales, about 3-5, a couple finbacks and a small pod of dolphins in the area. There was also an unusual amount of balloons in the water today we did try to rescue one but unfortunately our efforts were