Wed, May 30, 2018

From Naturalist Rebeca:

Today was my first trip of the season and a great one at that! We had to travel a bit to get to the whales, but once we got there it was worth the trip. We started with a group of 3 or 4 whales. We IDed one of them was Dracula. We spent some time with them but they left the area and started to head south. Luckily, there were a few others in the area. Another group of 4 humpbacks continued to surface around us. This group was special since a calf was in the mix! Venom’s calf was hanging out with its mom, Pele, and Milkweed. We got some amazing looks at the humpback whales as they were taking quick dives and surfacing every 6 minutes or so. We could see a few more blows in the distance as well. In the area, we also had almost a dozen gray seals! They seemed very curious with the boat, staying at the surface for a few minutes checking us out.

Grey seal

Venom and calf

Humpback tail

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