Sun Aug 6
20 Humpbacks!! 100 Bottlenose Dolphins……
Our streak of finding whales continues. This time, within 40 minutes of leaving the dock and about 10 minutes past Montauk Lighthouse we found the first of our 20 humpbacks! There was bait all over – mackerel, sand eels, and bunker. The first 8 whales were feeding on sand eels. The last 12 were feeding on bunker. Single whales and 4 mom/calf pairs were seen. Oh, and loads of bottlenose dolphins too. Breaching, tail throws, flipper drops, and tail kicks happened often. It was an amazing day with non-stop whales for over 4 hours.
20 Humpback Whales
100 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins
5 Cory’s Shearwaters
2 Wilson’s Storm Petrels