July 15 – Humpback Whales and Race Rocks

© Five Star Whale Watching/Katie Smith. Image — A Humpback whale tail fluke from today’s trip.

Humpback Whales

We spent our day with a group of Humpback whales. Our guests got plenty of opportunities to see the whales’ “fingerprint” or ventral side of the tail flukes. The black and white pattern on the ventral side of the tails is what is used for photo-identification purposes. Each pattern is unique to each whale.

We also went to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to see more marine mammals. There we saw Harbour seals, sea lions, Northern elephant seals, a sea otter, and several seabirds.

To view more images from today’s trips, click on the following links.

Morning Trip

Afternoon Trip

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