What did we see today: minke whales, puffins

It was a bumpy ride out into the bay… but boy, was it worth it! We saw amazing minke whale sightings, with a large female surfacing right beside the boat - less than 10 meters away!!  We continued to find every minke in the area (6 in total) watching them and surface and blow.  The sand eels were really close to the surface and all of the sea birds were putting on quite a show.  The arctic terns were fighting with Skuas, and the manx shearwaters were in large groups with common guillemots and kittiwakes.  We also had some close encounters with northern fulmars and gannets overhead. A really awesome tour!

 

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