16 June 2022

16 Jun 2022

Whale Safari Guides

Whale Safari Guides

Species seen today: humpback whale

This morning the wind and swell had decreased enough for us to head out whale watching for the first time in 2 days! In the morning we had a great tour, seeing 3 humpbacks in total. Our first encounter was with a mother and calf pair. We were able to watch the two of them surfacing regularly and the calf was doing what kids do and having a play around. While at the surface, it was constantly rolling around and lying on its back and lifting up its tail and fins. We then headed closer to land and had our second sighting with a slightly more elusive humpback whale. On our midday tour, both wind and swell were picking up again and sea conditions were somewhat challenging. Despite this we managed to find and observe a humpback whale at close quarters. We recognised it as Liney, one of our regular humpback visitors to the Bay. Seabirds like gannets and fulmars were loving the winds but we headed inland to slightly calmer waters to observe our beloved Atlantic puffins. 

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