Friday, June 2, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:

Today was an amazing day out on Jeffrey’s Ledge! The weather was perfect for whale watching. We spotted a fin whale first, taking long dives, but our trip really began when we saw a pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins. We were excited to see some young calves in the group. We traveled another couple miles and found a very productive spot. Plenty of fish, birds, and whales! We watched 12-15 Sei whales lunge feeding along with 4 filtering basking sharks! I have never seen so many sei whales in one area. Image00008

It was so unique to see the whales feeding alongside the sharks.

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We could see the mackerel at the surface and watched as gannets dove in for a snack. We got some amazing close looks at the whales feeding and the large basking sharks filtering right next to the boat. We also spotted a minke whale and another fin whale passing through the area. Amazing day!

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