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Fri Aug 3

Whale Watching
5 Species of dolphins and whales!!

Another successful Viking Fleet/CRESLI whale watch on the Viking Starship! This time, we were able to find finback whales, minke whales, and humpback whales, as well as bottlenose dolphins  and short-beaked common dolphins – 5 different species! The whales were spending long times down feeding near the bottom, the action of the dolphins made up for the relatively uninteresting whale behavior. Porpoising, bow riding, and high jumping happened in the bottlenose dolphins that started our day about ½ hour after passing Montauk Lighthouse.  Whales and dolphins kept up busy for the next 3 hours, non-stop, ending with a massive aggregation of common dolphins. Another wonderful trip.

150 bottlenose dolphins
100 short-beaked common dolphins
2 fin whales
4 minke whales
3 humpback whales
75 Cory’s Shearwaters
25 Great Shearwaters
2 Manx Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger

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