Aug 8, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:

One of our guests on board today said it best. “It’s not about the quantity of whales, but instead, it’s all about the quality.”  We certainly got a quality whale watch this afternoon!  We heard of a humpback pair near us as we searched for whales. We found this pair, with one of the boats from Boston, and determined that it was a mother with her calf.  The calf repeatedly surfaced by itself, while Mom would come up every 10 minutes or so. After the other boat left, the calf got a little frisky! The calf breached 15 times and even did 2 full barrel rolls, where we got to see those long white flippers!

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The Mom, identified as Diablo, eventually rejoined with her calf and all was back to normal.  The pelagic birds were around as well, including great shearwaters, Cory’s shearwaters and Wilson’s storm petrels! Great mix of activity!! And today we said goodbye to one of our interns who is heading back to college. Kati, I hope you had a fantastic summer and memorable last trip with us!!

One Response to “Aug 8, 2017”

  1. Bethany Says:

    Thanks, We had a wonderful day with calf and mom. my daughter and i have gone with you 2 yrs in a row, a mom and daughter time to have fun. Dianna was great. See you next year.