I’m told this is a very rare occurrence–a blue whale fluking. Nuno, our skipper, has never seen one do it in the 9 years he’s been skippering this boat.
Blue whales are the largest mammals in the world, and an amazing sight to see! The whale went on and on forever–over 30 meters! (Almost 100 feet for us non-metric folks). After all the problems with bad weather and poor visibility for this last group, we got the day of a lifetime yesterday when we got to see THREE blue whales. Usually solitary swimmers, two were swimming together in towards shore, and one further out. Luckily, we got good ID pictures for all three.
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