|The rake marks on the lower left portion of Echo's fluke resemble the sound waves of an echo.|
Just northeast of Thacher, we found two groups of humpback whales! We started off observing a trio that included Pinball, Echo and Putter. The three humpbacks were deep feeding and coming up side-by-side, all fluking nicely for us!
|Valley and her calf|
We got some very nice looks at this group before moving on to a pair of humpbacks in the distance (about a half mile from the other group). It ended up being Valley and her calf! They were deep feeding as well and taking 3-7 minute dives.
It was a great fall trip – you can’t complain when your biggest problem is deciding which whales to observe first!