The Day of the Fin Whale





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Published on Aug 25, 2012

This was fun being "stalked" by a fin whale. The day before a blue whale did something very much like this. The people were saying that blue whale was doing a "Jaws" impersonation. Well, I decided the "Jaws" type of theme is overdone, and this was more like the Forsyth novel. ;)

This fin whale come up to the Dana Wharf's OCean Adventure catamaran and circled us twice. It then went under the boat, eventually came out on the other side, headed back toward us, but then went down for good. It was at that time Captain Corey said we had to go back, and everyone thought the time had gone too quickly.

As an aside, I normally like to stay in the same place on the boat off to the side when I do these adventures because I don't like to get in everyone's way. Long story short, due to being above the average height, it is something I have had to deal with my whole life. This was one of the exceptions, as I kind of hinted at in the video, with me doing fast hiking speed back and forth. Thanks to the passengers on this trip for being cool about that.

FYI: you are seeing a GoPro camera in some of the video. No, we weren't intending to harpoon the whale. ;)

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