August 18th, 2014 ~ 12:00 p.m. Whale Watch - Tiffany

Todays 12:00 p.m. whale watch started out with us spending time with a mom and calf humpback whale named Mudskipper and her new calf. This mother was sub surface feeding and the calf was staying pretty close by. Completing the same dives that mom was. This dives lasted anywhere from 4 to 5 minutes. And then we would see the 2 humpbacks come back to the surface. Mudskipper would surface and then about 30 seconds the left over bubbles would surface. This way we knew that Muddskipper was feeding deeper in the water column – sub-surface feeding. The calf could have been trying to participate or might have been just tagging along.

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The time we spent watching this mom and calf pair we never saw mom lift her fluke once. This is very characteristic of a whale named Mudskipper. Later we found out this really was Mudskipper.

We moved on from these 2 animals because we wanted to watch others that were in the area. As we traveled through we picked up on another humpback whales. This happened to be a whale named Mogul. Mogul gets his name because of the out line of white bump/hump on the dorsal fluke.

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We then left Mogul and located another single humpback whale – this was Freckles. Freckles was also sub-surface feeding and traveling.

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While watching Freckles a few minke and finback whales surface around the area but we didn’t get a great look at finbacks until we made our way to The Race and located two fin whales traveling, one behind the other. These large mammals glided effortlessly through the surface, took a few breaths and then made an arch and headed down for a dive. It was breath-taking to watch these giants!

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