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Whaler's log :: Trapped Shark Rescued by Crew on August 21 Cruise

A pod of energetic common dolphins, including many cows and calves, started off a beautiful day on the water. As we headed out to the area many blue whales had been spotted recently, we came upon a large sea turtle, probably a leatherback! Not long after observing the turtle we came upon two blue whales. The captain wanted to move on, as he had reports of several whales less than a mile away and he was right. We saw at least 15 blue whales, many showing their tail flukes when diving and in the distance we saw a partial breach of a blue whale – a very rare sight. Passengers enjoyed a fantastic day on the beautiful Pacific. For great footage of a blue whale underwater, see: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/kingdom-of-the-blue-whale-3302#tab-Videos/06436_00

Submitted by Whaler Diane


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