Saturday, May 15, 2010

More baleen whales, including a big blue

Another great day on the water. The baleen whales just keep coming. Today we saw 3 Sei whales, 2 fin whales and the biggest of them all; a blue whale!!! This particular blue whale was a very large individual, estimated to be between 20 and 24 m in length! The big blue appeared to be feeding, keeping us on our toes by repeatedly surfacing in unpredictable locations. However, after much darting around we successfully managed to have some very good looks at the big blue. In the afternoon our passengers were also treated to an encounter with a pod of our resident common dolphins. All of our sigthings were brightened by the sun, which stuck around the entire day. Another great day all around!

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