Beautiful trips yesterday with 4 sperm whales, 25 harbour porpoises, 50 white sided dolphins, puffins and bald eagles.
We have been experiencing the effects of post tropical storm Dorian since yesterday evening. We had gusty winds and rain over night. The gusty winds have continued today but it is bright and sunny. The boat is safely on the trailer in the parking lot so we do not have to worry about her riding out this storm on the water. So far, it looks as though the worst of the storm will pass to the west of us and we will only get the outside bands of the storm. Let’s hope that the projections are correct. This storm has caused major damage everywhere it has made landfall so far and our thoughts are with those who are left trying to get things back to normal in the wake of this storm. Particularly in The Bahamas where this storm has had the most devastating impacts.
Amazing harbour porpoise action today with 16 harbour porpoises, 30 bluefin tuna and bald eagles.
Harbour porpoises are the smallest of all of the cetaceans in our area. Today’s encounters were special because getting this amount of time with these guys in conditions that were calm enough to really be able to see them is so rare.
Beautiful calm seas today with 4 sperm whales (and more in the distance), puffins, bald eagles and arctic terns. The whale pictured here is Barentz, he has been sighted here before. It’s nice to see him back!
Five friendly sperm whales today with 4 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, bluefin tuna, bald eagles puffins, guillemots murres, and arctic terns.
The sperm whales were all resting together on the surface today when we saw them and one was even in a vertical position for a part of the trip. Check out the video of this on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.