One, two, three, four, is how we spot blues in Bremer Bay!
The distinct tall blow of a blue whale, streamed up high above the water’s surface on our way out to the canyon this morning. While we watched one, there was another only 500m further out and so on down the line. So we took our ID photos and embraced the beauty of these animals, living our real life National Geographic documentary.
Not only after our encounters here we spied a VERY unique looking Humpback Whale. Its abdomen and back was almost entirely white with a pinkish glow. It’s dark head and dorsal fin were the only grey areas! This singular whale would be in the early migrating crowd, but with such unique markings no doubt we will spy it again while whale watching along our coastline.
Once out in the canyon our list of whales grew. Sperm whales were popping and dropping all throughout the 1000m contour line. One of these SEVEN appears to be a regular visitor. This bull sperm whale has now been observed FOUR times in as many weeks this season!! We have aptly named him HULK! He has a distinctive set of scars down his back, a propeller strike, and only an almighty hulk could withstand this sort of injury.
We searched high and low again, our bird sightings drastically reduced, it looked barren. Before we were due to leave for home we could see small white surges on the horizon. Teeny tiny splashes extended out over a few hundred meters in front of us. They belonged to a big grouping of Common Dolphins! These energetic and artsy coloured dolphins allowed us to join in on their fast surge! They didn’t appear to be going anywhere in particular, just rounding up whatever fish were in the area! They played in our bow and wake, with small calves joining in on the fun too. These little tackers can reach 40km/hr on TURBO MODE, and we’re easily overtaking us. They bring a smile to your face and warm our hearts with each porpoise out of the water.