Mamma whale, baby whale

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Re: Mamma whale, baby whale

Postby ScubaJess » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:41 pm

So cool!!! It's always a great day when whales are about! :-)
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Re: Mamma whale, baby whale

Postby YellowEye » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Awesome sightings Curt!

It's amazing how they travel all that distance, and no one is sure how that journey is navigated...


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Re: Mamma whale, baby whale

Postby Grateful Diver » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:33 am

I had hoped to see whales on my upcoming Baja trip ... but I would need to be there now, instead of in two months from now, which is when I'm going. By the time I get there the whales will be up here ...

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Mamma whale, baby whale

Postby oldsalt » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:28 am

I think it curious that the 49th and 50th states, Alaska and Hawaii, serve as the endpoints of the humpback whale migration. They make the open ocean transit from their feeding waters in Alaska to their breeding waters in Hawaii. This differs from the gray whales which are feeding now in Puget Sound which hug the coast in their migration. I am in Hawaii now and have seen a lot of mother whales with newborn calves. In this first photo you can see the characteristic humpback with the baby humpback alongside.

In this second shot you see the mother sounding while the calf remains on the surface. Newborns are not able to stay under water for very long.

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