August 27th, 2014 ~ 12:00 p.m. Whale Watch - Tiffany

Today we started our whale watch off with a special sight! We located a breaching minke whale. This whale was excited about something because it kept breaching over and over again – we probable saw close to 20 breaches!!

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After watching this minke whale we moved on further to the north so that we could search for more whales and possibly another species. As we traveled and searched we realized how difficult it was to locate blows. Since we had a 18 to 20 mph wind it was creating white caps which made it more difficult to locate the big bushy white blows of a whale.

But we found them – we located two humpback whales (second species of baleen whales today). As we watched we saw these humpbacks traveling and diving. These two humpbacks weren’t lifting their tails very high so we had to identify them off of their dorsal fins. It is a little harder to do but we determined that we were watching Eruption and Pele.

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We stayed with this pair for some time and then after a while we spotted 2 more blows out in the distance on our port side. After some time these 2 other humpbacks made their way over to Eruption and Pele and we could tell that we had found Jabiru and Mogul.

Jabiru and Mogul where traveling and also resting.  Toward the end of our time offshore we experience a moment that I don’t think any of us will forget for quite some time.  We were sitting and drifting waiting for the humpbacks to resurface - and then all of a sudden I spotted large green glowing patches rising up toward the surface on our port side.  I quickly yelled 9 o’clock!!  And then within a few feet of our boat Jabiru and Mogul surfaced.  We could look right down into the water and see the entire outline of the whales bodies.  It was such a beautiful sight.  And then a few minutes after this we saw a high fluke out from Jabiru and a lazy fluke out from Mogul.

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