Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Finback mother and calf pair!

Good evening everyone, I just wanted to do a quick post and let you all know that we had the privilege to spend time with a finback mother and calf pair on our afternoon departure today!  It turns out it's the same pair we saw on July 2 and it's an adult whale we can easily recognise by the scar on her back.

I wanted to share some photos from today

fin whale calf 

Fin whale mom (back) and calf 

Fin whale mom, note the scar on her back 

Fin whale calf showing off the blaze, used for individual ID 

Fin whale calf 

Fin whale mom

Fin whale mom (right) and calf 

Fin whale calf and you can see the mom on the right just under the water 

Fin whale calf 

Fin whale calf 

Fin whale mom and her injury in 2011 and the healing from 2012

We also had an evening departure and we spent time with a minke whale off Head Harbour Light.  We also saw lots of porpoise and seals on both departures as well as some incredible looks at bald eagles.

Thanks for checking in and thank you to everyone who joined us today!


1 comment:

  1. That was a nasty gash. So glad she has healed.