After a few days of gale winds in the Channel, the Condor sailed out to the Islands today in search of beasts. Here’s the talley:
5 humpback whales
2 blue whales
Amongst the humpback behavioral repertoire we had the good fortune to have one of them adopt the boat. It spy hopped and generally swam around introducing itself first hand to all on board. Others of its species were lunge feeding on the surface, according to CINC naturalist Maura who reported this to the corps.
Let’s hope the calm seas stay around for a while!