Friday, June 21, 2013

We didn’t have to travel very far before finding our first whale of the day, a humpback. We were able to easily identify the whale as Satula, who we have seen fairly regularly for the last couple of weeks. He was taking pretty short dives and staying near the surface for a handful of breaths, so we had some great first looks! 

After a little while, however, his dive times became longer and he was surfacing far from where he dove. We quickly realized he was feeding, as evidenced by bubble clouds rising to the surface behind him, then by a enormous patch of bait on our fish finder. The fish must have moved closer to the surface, because we gad some awesome looks at Satula feeding near the surface. We also watched a couple of minke whales, very likely to also be feeding on the fish. 

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