Familiar Juvenile

Familiar Juvenile

That moment you look at someone and know you have seen them before? Well we experienced that very feeling on our morning tour as a familiar juvenile Humpback looked strikingly similar to the little one we met yesterday! Today something was different though… he had a friend.

Often juveniles will form a friendship with another juvenile of a similar age but these pods don’t usually last very long as each whale goes on their separate¬†way, but it is always nice to see the next generation of Humpbacks creating friends and socialising! Also today we had many larger Humpbacks in pods about the bay but not a lot of communication amongst theses pods.

Five beautiful big Indian Yellow-Nosed¬†Albatross circled our boat and one cheeky Antarctic Skua was also checking everyone out on the bow. This evening we had a mother and calf dolphin visit the Augusta Boat Harbour much to our surprise as it was too dark to see them and they gave us a big shock surfacing right next to us on the jetty! Whoosh and they were off chasing the local fish around the marina¬†before coming back over to check us out again… fingers crossed they continue their¬†late night snacking habits.

ID Log
Date¬†–¬†17.6.16
Species –¬†Humpback
Lat¬†–¬†34 . 21¬†. 99¬†Long –¬†115 . 11¬†. 47
Notes РJuvenile Humpback, slight divot on upper right flank/dorsal

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