Good evening everyone, what a fantastic day we had....and once again the weatherman was oh so wrong. This morning we had a little wind to deal with, enough that kept us confined to the Islands but that was no problem at all. We spent time with 2 fin whales and 2 minke whales in Head Harbour Passage and we got to see both minkes and finbacks lunge feeding!
Below are photos from this mornings trip
Minke whale lunging through a bait ball
Fin whale feeding, look at the extended ventral pleats
We also had an incredible bald eagle sighting on the shore of Casco Bay Island.
This afternoon we headed back out to Head Harbour Passage but with the beautiful weather there was some boat traffic there and also the fin whales were staying down a while and making some big moves. We got word that there were some humpbacks offshore, but quite a ways out....John decided to go and off we went. We stopped off South Wolf with 3 large fin whale travelling side-by-side and then continued another 5 miles out. When we came to a stop we were 21 nm from St. Andrews and had at least 6 humpbacks around (3 close by and another 3 we could see at a distance). With the time we had I was able to get ID shots on 3 humpbacks.
We had the 2009 calf of Siphon, here you can see her diving
Welcome back Meristem, an unknown we had for the first time in 2008 and we also saw last season.
And we had this humpback, currently an unknown for us, I will let you know if I am able to get an ID.
Thanks SO much to all of our passengers that joined us today and thank you for checking in,