09 April

09 April
(Diary written for Biosphere Expeditions)

Today the joke on board the Physeter was“common fin whales” because we usually see a lot of common dolphins, and today every whale we saw was a fin whale! It was a key day for dolphins—a lone common dolphin bow riding a large fin whale kept letting us know the location of the whale, even when the large male changed direction. Then, just outside the harbor we spotted a new species for this slot, the bottlenose dolphin. Congratulations to Axel, today’s photographer, for setting a new record for the number of photographs taken (1000+!)

Here is a series of pics I took on “sports” mode of a fin whale sighting:

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