|Energetic Atlantic white-sided dolphins|
Today’s 12pm trip aboard the Asteria began heading toward our 10am’s trips sightings, however as we approached the SW corner of the bank, we spotted a solo traveling humpback (as well as a few minkes), who we identified as Pinch.
|Pinch's freckled flank|
After spending time with this humpback, we decided to head a little further east where the Salacia had been. On our trek further east, we start to see some splashing for a distant lobtailing/tail breaching whale, as well as a smaller whale rolling around. We had heard reports from another whale watch about a humpback mom/calf pair, so we were hopeful to see who this pair might be. As we approached closer, we were completely surprised to find that this was a mother and calf North Atlantic right whale pair!
|Right whale mom "Dragon" and calf as ID'd by the|
New England Aquarium right whale research team.
|Right whale mom and calf synchronized diving|
|Right whale mom's fluke|