Today we had a beautiful, but hot day offshore with calm seas and no wind. Our first sighting of the day was a group of 6 or 7 Humpbacks. Some of the whales in this group included Perseid and calf, Cajun and calf and Milkweed. Perseid’s calf was logging for several minutes while the rest of the group was on a dive. The group surfaced several boat lengths away on the other side of our boat and we got to see a close approach by Perseid’s calf as he swam to join the group!
Throughout the day we had humpback whales off in the distance in every direction. These whales were likely feeding below the surface. Before we headed home we got a good look at a pair of whales travelling together towards our boat. These two Humpbacks were Dracula and Strike.
As we started to head back to Plymouth, we had an unidentified humpback whale off in the distance behind our boat lob-tailing, where a whale will hang upside-down in the water column and repeatedly slap its tail flukes on the surface of the water. We could still hear these powerful slaps even when we were about a mile away!