Saturday, June 9, 2012
June 08, 2012 Whale Watch
A great afternoon offshore. Winds picking up from the SW, but sightings of humpbacks is still fabulous. We had small groups of humpbacks feeding together. Our first sighting was a pair of humpback whales who turned out to be Division and Bard. We moved on from that pair and picked up a second pair that included Blackhole and Centipede.
All of the humpbacks in our area were kick feeding at the surface. What a splash this behavior makes! We also had lots of defecation on the afternoon trip. What comes in must go out, I guess!
All in all, a fabulous day offshore with amazing looks at very endangered marine animals. We had sooty shearwaters, manx shearwaters and Northern gannets all feeding with the whales. What fun!