Sun Sept 6 – Whale Watching Tour
Oh my, 60 Bottle Nose dolphins and 9 Humpbacks in all!
Dr. Artie Kopelman reports a great day of whale sightings. It was a little bouncy as we headed out in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises). We headed directly to where we had seen the whales yesterday, but we couldn’t find them at first and we headed to another area. It took some time, but we decided to head NNE the eyes of Captain David Marmeno found a whale about 2.3 nautical miles (nm) from where yesterday’s whales were. Once we found our first whale, we began seeing MANY more. We encountered one of Saturday’s whales and stayed with and photographed 3 others within 1.1 square miles. We also encountered multiple groups of inshore Bottle Nose Dolphins, about 60 individuals in all. By the time we had to leave, we saw 2 other humpback whales, but couldn’t head to them. On our way back to Montauk, we kept seeing more blows from 5 more whales within 1 nm in every direction but directly in front of us. We wish we had more time. We will try again on Saturday September 12,2020
- 4 were photographed, 5 others nearby just out of range
- 60 NW Atlantic Norther Migratory (AKA inshore) Common Bottle nose Dolphins
- 2 Cory’s Shear waters
- 1 Great Shear water