Whales August 30   Leave a comment

It is always spectacular when 2 pods come together and that’s what happened today aboard Spirit. We had to travel about 8 miles out to find whales and although there was lots of pods around, none of them were being particularly playful.
We were fortunate to have 2 pods come together, making a total of 4 whales. Although curious about us, they didn’t venture to close but were keen enough to pop their heads out and check us out.
Something we did experience that the marine biologist Jennifer has not heard in her 12 years of studying whales, was a whale breaking the surface making an incredibly loud trumpeting sound. When I first heard it, I thought it was a passenger but as it continued we all realized it was the whale. Jennifer believes it was showing signs of dominance or possibly competing for a female. I have heard this noise on one other ocassion when we had 3 pods come together but nothing like what we heard today. It was music to our ears.
On a different note, today was the first day where I didn’t have to take a seasick pill. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I had finally found my sea-legs.
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Posted August 31, 2008 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

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