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Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:46 pm
by oldsalt
Whale watching serves as my substitute for diving at this point. I joined Westport Seabirds for their last weekend trips of the season. On Saturday, I immediately identified a spout in the distance as a fin whale. Of course, I was wrong. Another observer on the boat, Jordan Roderick, managed to get the photo below, which the real whale experts determined was a Blue Whale. My first sighting of a blue in Washington waters.
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Blue Whale
On Sunday we encountered a pod of Humpback Whales. A few pictures doesn't communicate the experience, to see and hear blows in all directions. Seventeen whales in all.
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Two whales
Here's one "humping".
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Hump back
I have a lot of fluking shots.
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Wet Fluke
This one seems battle scarred. Notice the ends missing off both tips.
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Damaged Fluke
Coming home on Monday, orca were sighted on the ferry and two gray whales were feeding in front of my house. I include this picture of a blue shark which was swimming around the boat. It has nothing to do with whales, but still interests me.
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Blue Shark
The adventure continues.
-Curt :rawlings:

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:37 pm
by YellowEye
Wow, so cool! Glad you're getting out there and seeing the good stuff!

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:05 pm
by Jan K
Lots of whales and calm seas, sounds great to me ! As you say, Happy to be alive ! :)

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:26 am
by ScubaJess
We want to go whale watching with you!!!! Fantastic snaps!!!! :-)

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:10 am
by oldsalt
ScubaJess wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:26 am
We want to go whale watching with you!!!! Fantastic snaps!!!! :-)
Jess: I would like that. I will PM you when we are planning our next trip. Probably after covid gets under control.
-Curt

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:08 pm
by ScubaJess
Sweet! Can't wait :)

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:36 am
by RoxnDox
What a trip!