Five Friendly Sperm Whales

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.

How many sperm whales do you see?

A Sleepy Sperm Whale

Sperm Whales have Returned!!!

The sperm whales are back! What an exciting day seeing 4 sperm whales, 3 fin whales, 2 humpback whales, 3 minke whales, 80-100 bluefin tuna, bald eagles, puffins, guillemots, murres, arctic terns and parasitic jaegers. Some of the sperm whales are definitely return customers. Stay tuned for a separate post on who they are.

A Bowhead!!

A bow head whale today, our first ever sighting of one!  Also got to hang out with 5 humpback whales, 8 fin whales, 2 minke whales, 80-100 bluefin tuna, bald eagles, puffins, guillemots and arctic terns.

Bowheads are among the oldest living animals on earth (up to 200 years). They are the same overall length as a humpback but much wider across the back. These whale do not have a dorsal fin and have a v shaped blow (because their blowholes are so widely spaced), and white on the chin which is usually visible when surfacing. They also have this characteristic bow shaped top of their head which is where they get their name.

The pictures that we got are not great but this is definitely a bowhead.