We headed offshore to Race Point and the backside of the Cape for this is where we have had great sightings over the past few weeks. As we approached the tip of the Cape, we saw a dorsal fin skulling in and out of the water off the right side of the boat. We realized that this was an ocean sunfish, a strange-looking visitor to our waters this time of the year. We didn't have time to stop on this fish but we pointed it out to our passengers onboard.
|Music fluking out off Race Point Beach.|
|Apostrophe's 2008 calf.|
|Manhattan's ventral tail pattern.|
|Longboard fluking out next to the boat.|
|Bubble net produced by Habanero.|
|Kick feeding by Habanero.|
|Habanero and Lillium surface feeding.|
Here is a photo sequence of Habanero and Lillium feeding right off the port side of the boat.
As both whales lunged mouth's wide agape, we could see the baleen hanging down from the upper jaw. What a sight! As both whale's strained at the surface, we could see scraping on the right side of Habanero's upper jaw. We assume this is caused as the whales go to the bottom of the ocean floor and roll on their sides to dig through the sand for their favorite prey, American sand lance.