June 22

From Naturalist Laura

fin whaleI had never seen a fin whale lifting its head out of the water, almost spyhopping, in order to filter feed, until today. It was another gorgeous day on Stellwagen, and we were lucky to have a fin whale that was overly amenable to our whale watching efforts. Twice, this animal brought its head out of the water, with the water pouring out of the sides of its mouth.

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It also stayed at the surface for an extended amount of time. Sometimes watching fin whales can be frustrating. A quick surfacing, far from the boat, and a long dive, can really wear on your patience. This was not the case today. Fingers crossed our fin whales are this good for the rest of the season!fin whale

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