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Sun July 2

Whale Watching Sun July 2
– 8 Fin Whales
– 1 Minke Whale
– 1 Blue Shark
– 46 Great Shearwaters
– 80 Cory’s Shearwaters
– 25 Sooty Shearwaters
– 120 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
– 1 Ocean Sunfish
– 4 Manx Shearwaters
– 1 South Polar Skua
– 1 Black Tern
Wow! What a way to start the season! Things started slowly, with little action until we saw the Ocean Sunfish. Shortly thereafter, we began to see large numbers of shearwaters and petrels and we got a lot of repeats of whales just 1.5 miles directly ahead of us. We found 5 fin whales there, spreadout over a half a mile, including a mom and calf (our first whales) and 3 others. There was bait on the water from 50-170 feet down. We began to head home and found 3 more fin whales and 1 minke whale. It was an incredible first trip! A perfect day!

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