Our morning trip continued with more great sightings as we headed closer to home and stopped with a finback whale off Bliss Island. Below are some pictures of the finback from our 10:00 am trip. The lower left photo shows the unique dorsal fin while the upper right shows the "blaze". The blaze of a finback whale can be seen from the right hand side, where the white colouring of the lower right jaw extends over the head and behind the blowhole. The blaze is an individual marking and can help researchers tell one finback from another.
Our 2:00 pm departure took us a little bit further than expected, about 18 miles from St. Andrews but it was well worth it. With the help of our Scout Boat we were able to find 3 new finback whales. One of the new whales is shown below (the upper right photo is an enlargement of the dorsal fin). Each dorsal fin is unique, have a look at our 10:00 am finback and see if you can see the difference.