Sunday, September 25, 2011

An unexpected fin whale

A fin whale this afternoon!! Quite an unusual sighting for this time of year, although it may be one of the first of our sightings as the baleen whales migrate back south from their northerly summer feeding grounds. The most common time to see them here is during the springtime. This individual was a juvenile, and spent the afternoon feeding amid Atlantic spotted dolphins, great shearwaters, Cory's shearwaters, and yellow legged gulls. An unexpected treat for passengers aboard our fibreglass boat "Song of Whales"!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn´t it a Sei Whale?

Miranda van der Linde said...

Yes you´re right, the photo we had there was of a Sei whale. It was a fin whale that was sighted that day, the wrong photo was just attached to our blog post, so I have now removed it. Great observation!

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