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A RIGHT amazing afternoon – August 7, 2017

Good evening everyone, here is a special update brought to you from Jolinne!

August 7th, 2017
On the morning departure we made our way towards Bliss Island to see if there was a fin whale in the area, as there was one there yesterday hiding in the fog. Within no time we did spot the fin whale and got some great looks. Quickly, a second individual came out of nowhere and was traveling at high speeds; it came in the area, left and we lost sight of it. That whale demonstrated the speed these animals can reach.

The afternoon departure we went straight towards Eastern Wolf. On our way there we very quickly stopped with a minke whale, before continuing on. Once at Eastern Wolf, we had two fin whales feeding in the area. Then a North Atlantic right whale surfaced right next to the boat! If you have been following our post about this species, they are have a tough time (to say the least) and they have been in the news a lot. Many of our passengers knew about the 10 deaths and how rare these whales are, ~500 individuals. This is our 2nd right whale sighting of the season and it was a great one! The whale surface and came straight for the boat, we got great looks at this young individual before it dove and raised its tail. With all the bad news surrounding this species, it was extra special to see this young individual which seemed healthy looking and had no scaring on its body or tail stock from being entangled!
Any hockey fans?1? If so, this afternoon was our first hat trick!

The evening departure we took a chance and returned to Eastern Wolf. The winds had picked up and it was a bit of a rocky ride out, but once we got to the island, it was a lot calmer. We found a fin whale that was pretty easy to watch, towards the end, the whale was just slowly traveling along the island.

Thanks to everyone that joined us today on these departures!

North Atlantic right whale

North Atlantic right whale

North Atlantic right whale

North Atlantic right whale

North Atlantic right whale

juvenile northern gannet

feeding northern gannets

fin whale

fin whale

fin whale

harbour and grey seals

grey seals

Thank You for checking in with us today!

Cheers,

Danielle

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