Whale Watcher Sightings- June 10-27, 2013
Friday, Jun 28 2013 03:42 PM | basking shark, Cape Cod, dolphin, dolphins, finback whales, sharks, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, whale watch, whale watchers, whale watching, whales
Here are some photo highlights from recent whale watches since June 10th.
|Looking down the back of an endangered finback whale! Note the|
light-colored markings known as the blaze and chevron, markings that help
to ID individuals. Photo: HWWC
|The powerful exhalation or blow of a finback whale, second largest animal on earth! The fastest of our baleen whales, this animal is gassing up before a deeper dive. Photo: HWWC|
|Masters of the ambush, a finback whale feeds in an explosive lunge at the surface! The roquals are fully distended and the pectoral fin is seen above. Photo: HWWC|
|This plankton eater passively strains animal plankon using the comb-like gill rakers as the shark swims with it's mouth open. This is the temperate latitude version of the tropical latitude's whale shark. Photo: HWWC|
|An Atlantic white-sided dolphin, one of a couple hundred seen on a recent whale watch! Photo: HWWC|
|Another big fish! This is an ocean sunfish or Mola mola.|
Joanne snapped this shot of a mola who was in the area looking for it's favorite food- jellyfish!