Sunday, March 2, 2008

Friday, Feb. 29, Coral Seas









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Went out with a great group of kids and their teacher and parents. We had a great day! Saw a huge pod of 1500-2000 Common Dolphin shortly after leaving the harbor, about 3 miles out. The captain turned off the boat motor so we could hear the whistle sounds that dolphins make!

Eventually we found two majestic Humpback Whales, who appeared to be feeding. After a short time, these two Humpbacks seemed to bond with our boat and chose to keep surfacing right by the boat. I think everyone got lots of spectacular close up views. Many of us got to smell whale breath!!! After viewing these two whales for quite a while, we had to leave. As if to say, "hey, where are you guys going?", the whales kept "spyhopping", or sticking their heads out of the water to see above the surface, and watch us as we left.

The kids, dolphins and whales were all on their best behavior! It was a terrific day.

If you were on this boat, send me photos and I'll post them on this blog entry! And you can check back later to read about other boat trips as well.

The great images above were provided by: Bruce Ferris. Thanks Bruce! Terrific pics.

3 Comments:

At March 7, 2008 at 10:21 PM , Blogger Blake said...

great pictures and interesting read. Loved to see more!

 
At June 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM , Blogger AtelierBrigitte said...

What great pictures, and taken on such a wonderful day: leap-day

 
At August 27, 2009 at 12:53 AM , Blogger Gina said...

Gorgeous photos.

 

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