August 26th, 2013 ~ 12:00 pm Whale Watch - Tiffany

Today we traveled past Race Point Beach and headed to the east side of Stellwagen Bank.  The winds were SW, blowing 10 to 15 knots.  After traveling only a short amount of time offshore we spotted a large blow off our bow.  We moved into the area and this whale happened to be a finback whale.  This whale was traveling; coming to the surface and takeing 5 to 7 breaths and heading back down for dives.

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After taking a few looks at this finback whale we moved away and headed further to the east.  After traveling for some time we came across another blow which was also a finback whale.  While sitting and watching this whale we picked up on more blows about a mile off our port side.  We moved away from this finback whale and over to the distant whales.  As we moved in closer we noticed that there were three whales!!

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These whales turned out to be Nile, Tongs, and Furrows.

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We had great looks at these animals as they were traveling and diving.  Each time they dove they would life their flukes high out of the water.  However, one of the humpback whales did not lift its fluke each time, but later we were able to confirm that this was a humpback whale named Furrows.

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Over all we had an excellent day offshore with amazing looks at finback whales and humpback whales!