Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hawaii - Part 6 - Whales!

On the last day of our trip we went on a whale watching tour. It was about a 3 hour boat ride and we saw probably 3o Humpback whales. It was really neat! We also got to see a mama and baby swimming together. We learned that the whales migrate to Hawaii during the winter months and go to Alaska during the summer months. Their blow is a double stream of spray that rises 10-13 feet above the surface of the water. The deeply-notched flukes (tail) are up to 12 feet wide.
This is the baby we saw. It breached over and over again.
Jason whale watching The spout is the first sign that there is a whale under the water. The fluke
Carley Whale Watching

1 comment:

  1. Carley! That's so awesome! Thanks for sharing. How fun to hear from you. Congrats on your baby boy on the way!